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

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

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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22 Organisations of the Evidence Lounge support the commitment to the World Humanitarian Summit

Today, the Evidence Lounge submitted a commitment to the World Humanitarian Summit in support of a more evidence based approach to humanitarian action. Twenty two organisations committed to the following:

“We commit to taking concrete steps to ensure that humanitarian action is based on high quality evidence. We will do…

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Evidencing Insecurity in the Humanitarian Arena: a Cautionary Tale

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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Recording: Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate

Interested in the recent Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate on ‘Why the World Humanitarian Summit should focus on evidence-based approaches’?

The full recording can be accessed here: Bloomsbury Humanitarian Debate recording…

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

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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Event: Evidence Live 16

The Evidence Live conference is unlike any other event in healthcare.  It brings together leading speakers in evidence-based medicine from all over the world, from the fields of research, clinical practice and commissioning.  Evidence Live is the place for learning about the latest advances in evidence-based healthcare and…

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

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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Research: Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Europe

Worldwide, the total number of forcibly displaced people is currently 59.5 million, according to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Europe is facing one of the biggest displacement crises, since the increase in displaced people travelling to the European Union from Western and South Asia, Africa, and the Western Balkans…

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Event: Why should the World Humanitarian Summit focus on evidence-based approaches?

In Istanbul on 23 and 24 May, the first World Humanitarian Summit will take place. The main actors from the humanitarian sector will gather to discuss the future of humanitarism, mainly because the protracted crisis in Syria has in a way shaken how humanitarian interventions should be delivered.

Evidence has…

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The Power of Humanitarian Evidence

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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