Revitalising Evidence-based Policy for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030: Lessons from Existing International Science Partnerships

Author: Elizabeth Carabine 

Publication date: April 23, 2015

The convergence of agreements on disaster risk reduction (DRR), development finance, sustainable development and climate change in 2015 presents a unique opportunity for coherence across these inter-related policy areas.

What methods may be used in impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance?

Authors: Puri, J. et alii.
Publication date: 2014

This paper explores the methodological options and challenges associated with collecting and generating high-quality evidence needed to answer important questions on the impact of humanitarian assistance.

Real-time Evaluations of Humanitarian Action - An ALNAP Guide

Authors: Cosgrave, J., Ramalingam, B. and Beck, T.
Publication date: 2009

This pilot guide is intended to help evaluation managers to commission and oversee, and team leaders to conduct, real-time evaluations (RTEs) of humanitarian operational responses. Drawing on a synthesis of existing good practices, it sets out a flexible approach that can be adapted to a variety of contexts.

ICTs for Monitoring & Evaluation of Peacebuilding Programs

Author: Corlazzoli, V.
Publication date: 2014

The purpose of this paper is to explore the incorporation of information and communications technologies into the monitoring and evaluation systems of peacebuilding programmes. The paper focuses on exploring the application of the following ICTs: mobile technology, social media, big data, the digitzation of surveys, and tools to better visualize data. 

Oxfam: The Good Enough Guide

Author: Oxfam GB for The Emergency Capacity Building Project
Publication date: 2007

The ECB Project’s Good Enough Guide provides busy field workers with simple steps to put local people at the heart of emergency response, and measure program impact in emergency situations.

Contribution to Change: An approach to evaluating the role of intervention in disaster recovery

Authors: Few, R. et alii. (for Oxfam)
Publication date: 2013

The purpose of the Contribution to Change approach is to identify how important and effective interventions have been in promoting people’s recovery. It does so by assessing:

Monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning in emergencies: A resource pack for simple and strong MEAL

Authors: Morel, D. & Hagens, C. (for Catholic Relief Services)
Publication date: 2012

This resource pack offers practical advice about how to implement a system for monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) in emergencies. It provides:

  • standards for MEAL in emergencies;
  • an overview of informal and formal monitoring;
  • guidance on how to conduct monitoring and evaluation;
  • ways to use the results to improve programs; and
  • checklists, discussion guides, forms and other tools.

Using evaluation for a change: Insights from humanitarian practitioners

Authors: Hallam, A. & Bonino, F.
Publication date: 2013

The main objective of this paper is to motivate and encourage humanitarian evaluators, by highlighting and discussing concrete ways to address the challenge of poor or ineffective use of evaluation.

ALNAP: 8th review of humanitarian action - Chapter 3: Innovations in international humanitarian action

Authors: Ramalingam, B. et alii. (for ALNAP)
Publication Date: 2009

The ALNAP Review of Humanitarian Action series aims to advance analysis and understanding of key trends and issues relating to humanitarian learning and accountability as a means of supporting improvement in sector-wide performance.

The 8th Review contains three in-depth studies.