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.
Real-time evaluation of UNHCR’s response to the Syrian refugee emergency in Jordan, Lebanon and northern Iraq
As the Syrian refugee emergency continues to escalate, with the 1 million mark reached in March, UNHCR has initiated a real-time evaluation of its response, focusing particularly on those countries receiving the largest numbers of refugees. The primary purpose [...] Read more...
Source: ALNAP By Riccardo Polastro The ALNAP 2013 Annual Meeting held in March focused on evidence following the increasing demand of donors and humanitarian agencies for evidence-based and measurable responses. Evidence of needs and how we respond to [...] Read more...