DARA is world leader in Real-Time and strategic evaluations of humanitarian aid
Former Director of the Performance Assessment Resource Centre (DFID), on DARA’s evaluations
Helping organizations and governments understand the impact of aid programmes through independent evaluation of humanitarian aid
With field and policy expertise in more than 50 countries, DARA offers evaluation of humanitarian aid, technical assistance and training. We specialize in real-time, system-wide, impact, policy and programme evaluations. Our aim is to improve the humanitarian sector’s ability to respond to humanitarian crises through better learning and accountability.
Through our humanitarian aid evaluations, we help international organizations and governments understand how
their programmes contribute to improving the lives of people affected by disasters and conflicts.
Our approach combines rigorous desk and field research, and participatory methods to identify strengths and areas for improvement. We provide forward-looking and practical recommendations to maximise the effectiveness of aid efforts.
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...
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...
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...