Promoting an evidence based approach to humanitarian action at the World Humanitarian Summit

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Seizing the Istanbul moment: rooting for evidence at the World Humanitarian Summit

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Jyotsna Puri* of 3ie provides our latest blog ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit next week, and calls for debate and discussion centred around evidence-based practice.

In 2014, global humanitarian assistance totalled US$24.5 billion. The World Humanitarian Assistance Report (2015) noted that there was still a shortfall…

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Evidencing Insecurity in the Humanitarian Arena: a Cautionary Tale

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The next in our series of blogs comes from Róisín Read and Bertrand Taithe of the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute.

While much attention has been paid to the evidence agenda in humanitarian action, the tendency has been to focus on evidence for programming in order to determine…

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Framing Organisational Effectiveness: The IRC’s Approach to Outcomes and Evidence

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For the next in our series of blogs on evidence in humanitarian action, Rachel Ingersoll, Policy & Communications Officer at the IRC explores the IRC approach to outcomes and evidence.

In the previous blog, ALNAP highlighted the difficulty of meeting the U.N. Secretary-General’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS…

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Who told you that? Inclusion, Bias and Humanitarian Evidence Synthesis

Malakal IDP camp, South Sudan, where recent rains are making life intolerable for civilians. Fighting has forced more than a million people from their homes, and up to 50,000 children are at risk of dying from malnutrition if they don't receive adequate humanitarian aid.

Dr Ellie Ott, Oxfam’s Humanitarian Evidence Programme and Communications Manager, reflects on the challenges and opportunities of evidence synthesis in the humanitarian sector.

The Humanitarian Evidence Programme, a UK Aid-funded partnership between Oxfam and Feinstein International Center at Tufts University, aims to strengthen the evidence base of humanitarian…

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The Power of Humanitarian Evidence

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Our first blog has been contributed by Alice Obrecht and Paul Knox-Clarke of ALNAP.

The World Humanitarian Summit agenda outlines several ambitious aims for improving the situation of those affected by crisis. To achieve these aims, there will need to be a great harnessing of power: a harnessing of…

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