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Evaluation of DG ECHO actions in coastal West Africa 2008-2014

DARA in consortium with Particip (lead agency) and Prolog Consult is currently undertaking an evaluation of DG ECHO actions in coastal West Africa 2008-2014. The humanitarian situation in coastal West Africa is complex, due to a mixture of natural [...] Read more...

WFP Evaluation in Democratic Republic of Congo

WFP Democratic Republic of Congo Portfolio Evaluation  DARA carried out a strategic evaluation of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) activities in DRC, with a special focus on the interrelation between the different coordination mechanisms, and the roles [...] Read more...

WFP Evaluations in Zimbabwe and Guinea Bissau

DARA carried out two humanitarian evaluations for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Zimbabwe and Guinea Bissau. Evaluation of WFP’s response to humanitarian needs and strengthening resilience to food insecurity in Zimbabwe In recent years, food production [...] Read more...

Retrospective evaluation of the GFDRR Program in a sample of disaster-prone countries

Despite overall awareness of the need to invest efforts in increasing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) among vulnerable country governments and the international aid community, there is a gap between high level commitments and actual achievements on the ground [...] 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...

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 [...] Read more...

DARA’s Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluations

DARA was commissioned by World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to undertake two impact evaluations of food assistance in both Chad and Bangladesh in April 2012. The assignment was part of a four impact evaluation series, which aims to inform [...] Read more...

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...

ALNAP Meeting: Who is this evidence for?

Riccardo Polastro, Head of Evaluations at DARA, speaks at the ALNAP Evidence and Knowledge meeting March 2013. Read more...

Evaluation at a Glance: Chad

WFP-UNHCR Mixed Method Impact Evaluation in Chad The Contribution of Food Assistance to Durable Solutions in Protracted Refugee Situations: its impact and role in Chad CLIENT World Food Programme and UNHCR COUNTRY Chad TEAM Pierre Leguéné* Covadonga [...] Read more...