Evaluation of Sida humanitarian method partners
Sida supports a number of organisations that work with humanitarian policy/method related initiatives. The support is part of the 2011-2016 strategy for humanitarian assistance provided through Sida, aiming to “encourage and support qualified research, methodology development and quality assurance in humanitarian aid“. The strategy for 2017–2020 also emphasises the implementation of lessons learnt and new methods within the humanitarian system to ensure better efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian aid. With the new strategy in place, Sida found it timely to undertake an evaluation to assess if the six partners have adapted to the new strategy.
The object of the evaluation is six of the organisations that have received methods support from Sida: Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP), Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action (ATHA), Development Initiatives’ (DI) (limited to the support to the Global Humanitarian Assistance (GHA) report), Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN). The evaluation period is 2014 – 31st March 2018.