Category: Monitoring and evaluation

2011 famine in South Somalia: the role of the early warning information System

In July and August 2011, the United Nations declared famine in Southern Somalia based on the food security and nutrition analysis undertaken jointly by UNFAO/FSNAU (Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit) and FEWSNET.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 54)

ALNAP Annual Review 2002

The ALNAP Annual Review 20021 provides a synthesis of the principal findings and recommendations of evaluations of humanitarian action, completed and made available to ALNAP in 2000-2001.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 13)

Beyond the indicators - Assessing project impact on children’s lives

In humanitarian work, how do we know that we are positively reaching distinct members of a community? When we calculate beneficiary households, can we be sure that everyone in the household is really benefiting? And is it clear to what extent they are benefiting?.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 32)

Chronic vulnerability in Niger

Summary of published research.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 9)

Conclusions to 'Targeting Food Aid in Emergencies' (Special Supplement 1)

The operational contexts for ‘within geographical area targeting’ are limited. This supplement has focused on targeting food aid in emergencies within geographical areas.

Supplement 1, July 2004 (page 29)

Critical analysis of MICAH programme

Summary of published research.

Issue 40, February 2011 (page 86)

Critical gaps in drought response in Greater Horn of Africa

Summary of published research.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 8)

Dangerous delay in responding to Horn of Africa early warnings of drought

Summary of briefing paper.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 10)

Evaluation of Concern’s response to the Haiti Earthquake

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 did so with devastating consequences. More than 200,000 people were killed, 300,000 were injured and over one million were left homeless.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 62)

Evaluation of Dafur Early Warning and Food Information System

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 20)

Evaluation of international response to the tsunami

The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami killed over 227,000 people with 1.7 million displaced. A massive mediafuelled global response resulted in an estimated US $13.5 bn in international aid.

Issue 30, April 2007 (page 22)

Evaluation of WFP relief operations in Angola

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 29, December 2006 (page 32)

Food security early warning systems in the Greater Horn of Africa

A review.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 3)

Forecasting slow onset disasters to improve response

Summary of research.

Issue 37, November 2009 (page 7)

Health Intelligence Network for Advanced Contingency Planning (HINAP)

The Rwanda crisis of 1994, resulting in an estimated 50,000 deaths from cholera amongst refugees in Goma and the subsequent repatriation of over one million refugees back to Rwanda in 1997, have clearly demonstrated the need for advance health information and risk mapping for effective contingency planning for large population movements.

Issue 4, June 1998 (page 19)

Humanitarian Information Systems and Emergencies

Summary of published paper.

Issue 21, March 2004 (page 6)

Improving the quality of WFP Emergency Operations

It is being recognised more and more that we need to improve the ways in which we measure and document emergency programme efficiency.

Issue 1, May 1997 (page 11)

Lessons learned in West Darfur: challenges in assessment methodologies

Over the last twenty years, humanitarian organisations have accumulated a wealth of technical expertise in nutrition to guide emergency interventions.

Issue 16, August 2002 (page 24)

Milling vouchers in Dafur to optomise food aid

Global food aid deliveries reached a record low in 2007. They declined by 15% to 5.9 million tons, the lowest level since 1961.

Issue 34, October 2008 (page 4)

Monitoring the targeting system (Special Supplement 1)

In the past, little emphasis has been placed on monitoring what happens to food aid after it has reached the distribution point. Donor reporting has been limited to the delivery of food to its intended destination (Jaspars and Young, 1995). For this reason, “good systems of monitoring and evaluation, to establish whether food aid is indeed reaching intended beneficiaries (and at reasonable cost of delivery), are disturbingly rare.” (Barrett, 2002).

Supplement 1, July 2004 (page 22)

New Classification Tool Integrating Food Security and Humanitarian Action

A new tool has been developed at the Food Security Analysis Unit ( FSAU) to harmonise and improve the rigour of classifying and providing early warning of various stages of food security and humanitarian situations.

Issue 28, July 2006 (page 15)

New quality assurance method for humanitarian projects

Summary of meeting.

Issue 27, March 2006 (page 18)

Nutrition assessments in Zimbabwe: a local perspective

Following deterioration in the food security situation in Zimbabwe at the end of 2001, by December 2002, a number of emergency assessments had been carried out in the country.

Issue 18, March 2003 (page 31)

Operational definition of a famine

Summary of workshop.

Issue 19, July 2003 (page 26)

Peer review of WFP evaluation process

Summary of report.

Issue 33, June 2008 (page 30)

Practical challenges of evaluating BSFP in northern Kenya

Summary of published study.

Issue 42, January 2012 (page 28)

Real time evaluation of Pakistan Flood Response

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 32, January 2008 (page 26)

Strengthening analysis of the nutrition situation through linking food security and nutrition information: Pitfalls and potentials

It has become the practice in several countries1 to routinely combine nutrition surveys with a food security component in order to contextualise anthropometric results, leading to more informed and appropriate intervention design.

Issue 13, August 2001 (page 8)

The Collection of Early Warning Information Through Community Resource People – A Case Study from the Red Sea State

We have been working as field monitors on the Oxfam Community Situation Indicator (CSI) project in the Red Sea State (RSS) for over four years.

Issue 7, July 1999 (page 16)

The state of the humanitarian system

A recent report by ALNAP presents a system-level mapping and analysis of the performance of international humanitarian assistance between 2009 and 2011 building on an earlier pilot report published covering 2007 and 2008.

Issue 44, December 2012 (page 32)

WFP evaluation of emergency operation in Sudan

Summary of evaluation.

Issue 41, August 2011 (page 57)

WFP intervention in Bosnia Herzegovina '92 - '97

An internal evaluation.

Issue 5, October 1998 (page 24)

WFP Monitoring and Evaluation of HIV/AIDS Programming in Malawi

This article was written based on a WFP consultation to Malawi in February 2005.

Issue 25, May 2005 (page 43)