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30 Oct 2018 description
report ALNAP

ALNAP is pleased to announce the addition of a new portal to its HELP Library in partnership with UNHCR. The portal, available at targeting.alnap.org, was initiated as part of the UNHCR’s efforts to improve targeting of assistance, especially in urban displacement contexts.

This global site was initiated as part of the organisation's efforts to improve targeting of assistance, especially in urban displacement contexts.

26 Oct 2018 description
report ALNAP

This companion to the ALNAP EHA Guide offers protection-specific insights for evaluators and evaluation commissioners across the humanitarian sector. It covers the planning, data management and analysis phases of evaluation and addresses a range of challenges that – whilst not all unique to protection – are often exacerbated by the contexts in which protection activities typically take place.

06 Sep 2018 description
report ALNAP

Would you like to better understand the context you’re operating in, but aren’t sure where to start?

‘What’s Missing? Adding Context to the Urban Response Toolbox’ is a new study from ALNAP, part of a broader research initiative exploring how humanitarian response can be more effective in complex urban areas. This resources sets out 8 simple steps, on how you can begin using context tools in humanitarian response, by drawing key findings from the study.

06 Sep 2018 description
report ALNAP

Recognition of the need for humanitarian response to be ‘context relevant’ has been increasing. It comes up in discussions on coordination, accountability, localisation, and effectiveness and is now broadly accepted as something humanitarian response should be striving towards. Despite this awareness, there is little clarity about what context relevance looks like or how to achieve it.

In order to explore whether ‘context tools’ can help improve humanitarians’ ability to think and act more effectively in urban environments, this paper asks the following questions:

11 Aug 2018 description
report ALNAP

Fabrice Weissman
Research Director
Médecins Sans Frontièr

11 Aug 2018 description
report ALNAP

Message from the Chair

13 Jun 2018 description
report ALNAP

Section 1: Introduction

1.1 The purpose of the literature review

Decision-making lies at the heart of effective humanitarian action. During a response, humanitarian staff are required to make a stream of decisions: whether, when and how to intervene; how to address technical, logistical, political and security constraints; and when and how to cease operations.

27 Nov 2017 description
report ALNAP

1. Summary and Aims

Following the publication of the 2015 SOHS report this inception report sets out the goals and scope of research for the 2018 edition and details its methodological approach. It incorporates the findings from a conference set up to review the methodologies used in the 2015 edition, as well as other lessons learned from previous after-action reviews.

26 Oct 2017 description
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Author(s) Knox Clarke, P.

As humanitarians we spend a lot of time debating what needs to change in our sector and why. But do we look enough at how that change happens?

Humanitarians, willingly or not, usually find themselves surrounded by change in some shape or form. It can come as an unexpected shift that escapes any plans or structure, or it can happen as a planned programme such as Humanitarian Reform, The Transformative Agenda (TA), and now the Grand Bargain.

11 Sep 2017 description
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Alexandra T. Warner

1 / Introduction

Monitoring has long been acknowledged as being an area that is in need of further attention. In 2003, ALNAP’s Annual Review, ‘Humanitarian action: Improving monitoring to enhance accountability and learning’, identified a number of issues with the practice of monitoring, first and foremost a general lack of clarity on the meaning of the term. Since then, despite consistent recognition of the need for improvement, little significant progress has been achieved (ALNAP, 2010, 2012).

07 Sep 2017 description
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Executive Summary

The growing trend of more complex and protracted humanitarian crises places new demands on the cost effectiveness of humanitarian financing. Donor governments have always aimed to achieve as much as possible with their funding, but must now do so in conditions of increasing change and complexity, and often under greater scrutiny.

17 Aug 2017 description
report ALNAP

By John Mitchell on 16 August 2017.

We humanitarians are a self-critical bunch. Independent evaluations, research studies, conferences and popular books on humanitarianism tend to focus on a bewildering array of failures, problems, challenges and frustrations. On the one hand this is a good thing as it shows we are open to changing and improving but, on the other hand, it can create a pervasive feeling of gloom and doom.

01 Aug 2017 description
report ALNAP

On its mission to strengthen humanitarian action through evaluation and learning, ALNAP carried out the following activities.

Researched and published a variety of resources

Studies:
- More than just luck: Innovation in humanitarian action (April 2016)
- Summary: More than just luck: Innovation in humanitarian action (April 2016)
- Stepping back: Understanding cities and their systems (October 2016)
- Arabic translation, Spanish translation

12 Jul 2017 description
report ALNAP

Por qué es importante la evaluación

05 Jul 2017 description
report ALNAP

L’élaboration du Guide ALNAP d’EAH

L’élaboration du Guide ALNAP de l’évaluation de l’action humanitaire s’est appuyée sur de vastes recherches et consultations. Ce Guide a été :

• Conçu à partir de supports de formation commandités par ALNAP en 2001.
Ces documents ont été testés, mis à jour et adaptés de nombreuses fois au fil des années.

• Rédigé en consultation avec un groupe consultatif qui représentait les parties prenantes de l’évaluation pour l’ensemble du secteur.

30 Jun 2017 description

This is an independent evaluation of the Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), from the Fund’s launch in 2011 until December 2016. Its object is the HIF’s global performance, process, and strategy. Its purpose is to provide accountability to stakeholders by delivering an independent assessment of the HIF’s effectiveness; support learning about how the HIF’s processes support or hinder effectiveness; and contribute to strategy development.