Evaluation of Humanitariaan Action

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Evaluation of Humanitarian Action

Duration: 3 days

Date: 10 – 12 December 2018

Time: 09:00-17:00 

Language: English

Location: Istanbul, Turkey 


Fees don’t include accommodation and travel

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A 3-day training workshop on ‘Evaluation of Humanitarian Action’ (EHA) will be held in Istanbul from 10th to 12th December 2018, run by the experienced evaluator and trainer. The seminal ALNAP guide on Evaluating Humanitarian Action, co-authored by Margie and by John Cosgrave, will be the foundation for this training. See www.alnap.org.

  • The purpose of EHA – what is the reason for evaluating humanitarian action? What can evaluation achieve?
  • Initiating and planning EHA – what steps should you take when commissioning and planning an evaluation, to ensure it is utilization-focused?
  • Evaluation questions – how do you select your evaluation questions, and relate them to the standard evaluation criteria?
  • Frameworks for evaluation – what frameworks can you use to assess performance against broader policies and standards?
  • Evaluation methods – what are the typical evaluation methods in EHA? How can you use both qualitative methods and quantitative methods? Specifically, how can you consult the affected population?
  • When access is constrained – how do you evaluate when you have limited or no direct access to affected people and geographic areas?
  • Impact evaluation and real-time evaluation – how to plan and implement these particular types of evaluation, often in challenging contexts?
  • Management – how can you manage the evaluation process to produce a robust evaluation? What challenges are you likely to encounter?
  • From data to reports – how do you turn the findings from your fieldwork into a useful evaluation report?
  • Use and dissemination of EHA – how can you promote change and improved performance based on your evaluation?
  • Ethics – what ethical dilemmas are you likely to face and how can you deal with them?

The specific learning outcomes are the following:

  • Greater clarity of the purpose and objectives of EHA, and of the principal challenges of doing EHA.
  • Better understanding about how to select your evaluation questions, and of the most relevant frameworks against which humanitarian assistance should be evaluated.
  • A practical approach to planning, designing, implementing and following through on evaluations of humanitarian assistance, including how to evaluate when access to the affected population is constrained.

Participatory facilitated workshop designed to support participants to practices delivered knowledge and produce relevant products.

This training workshop is designed for monitoring and evaluation officers, for evaluators and freelance consultants, and for programme managers and users of evaluations of humanitarian action working for NGOs, donor organisations and other development and humanitarian organisations.

Margie Buchanan-Smith

Margie is an experienced evaluator of humanitarian action, with UN agencies, NGOs and governments. She has led numerous evaluations, often in conflict environments; has managed and commissioned evaluations; and is regularly requested to act as a peer reviewer for humanitarian evaluations.  Margie has 30 years’ experience of humanitarian action.  She is a Senior Research Associate with the Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute in London, and is a Visiting Fellow with the Feinstein International Center at Tufts University.  She is an accomplished trainer and also a qualified and experienced coach. She has been co-facilitating EHA trainings for eleven years.

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