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WFP Humanitarian Evaluations in Mali and Democratic Republic of the Congo

We are currently undertaking two humanitarian evaluations for the World Food Programme (WFP): an operations evaluation in Mali, and a strategic evaluation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Evaluation of WFP’s assistance to refugees and internally displaced [...] Read more...

Presentation: Disaster risk reduction needs to be addressed more holistically by the humanitarian sector

DARA presented the Risk Reduction Index in West Africa at the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) weekly meeting in Geneva , 22 January. The IASC weekly meeting is organised by the IASC Secretariat to disseminate reports and promote debate on issues relevant [...] Read more...

Risk Reduction Index in West Africa

DARA has presented the second report of the Risk Reduction Index (RRI), this time carried out in West Africa, in Madrid today. Read the full report The RRI aims to help governments, civil society and other actors understand the underlying risks and that [...] Read more...

Evaluation of FAO’s DRR work in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America & the Caribbean

DARA publishes the evaluation report of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) work in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific, and in Latin America and the Caribbean. The evaluation provided FAO Member Countries and Secretariat [...] Read more...

World Bank Group retrospective evaluation of the GFDRR programme

DARA has been contracted by The World Bank Group to undertake the retrospective evaluation of the GFDRR programme in a sample of disaster-prone countries: Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Guatemala, Malawi, and Ethiopia. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery [...] Read more...

Study: How to Define and Measure Value for Money in the Humanitarian Sector

DARA, in cooperation with Indevelop and GRM International, carried out a study on value for money in the humanitarian sector  for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and one of its long-standing partners in contexts strained by armed [...] Read more...

Humanitarian HardTalk with Claus Sorensen

The HardTalk Series on Humanitarian Aid Effectiveness concluded with a dialogue with Claus Sørensen, Director General of Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department, ECHO, November 14th. The debate around humanitarian aid effectiveness has increased [...] Read more...

HardTalk with Peter Maurer

The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and DARA held the second humanitarian effectiveness HardTalk dialogue with Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, November 5th. View summary of first HardTalk [...] Read more...

HardTalk with Valerie Amos on humanitarian effectiveness

AECID (Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation) and DARA welcomed Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator, to the first of three HardTalk dialogues on humanitarian action effectiveness on October 15th. [...] Read more...

From slow boil to breaking point: A real-time evaluation of UNHCR’s response to the Syrian refugee emergency

As the Syrian refugee emergency continues to escalate, with the 1 million mark reached in March, UNHCR has conducted a real-time evaluation of its response, focusing particularly on those countries receiving the largest numbers of refugees. The evaluation was [...] Read more...

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