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 is currently developing, in conjunction with strategic partners, practitioners and experts, the Refugee Response Index (RRI). This initiative seeks to measure countries' response to refugees. At a time where the need to uphold the refugee protection system [...] Read more...
DARA is currently conducting an evaluation of WFP´s Humanitarian Protection Policy. In 2013, the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) affirmed that all humanitarian actors have a responsibility to place protection at the centre of humanitarian [...] Read more...
DARA recently conducted an evaluation of the World Food Programme (WFP) Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) in Djibouti, Enhancing the Resilience of Chronically Vulnerable Rural, Urban and Refugee Populations and Reducing Under Nutrition. The evaluation [...] Read more...