Below you find publications, guides, an overview of useful concepts in evaluation as well as websites we find practical in our work:


ALNAP, (2001) ‘Humanitarian Action: Learning from Evaluation’. ALNAP Annual Review 2001, London: ODI. Download here

ALNAP, (2002) ‘Humanitarian Action: Improving Performance through Improved Learning. ALNAP Annual Review 2002. London: ODI.

Anderson, M., (2001) Do No Harm: How Aid Can Support Peace – or War. Boulder, Colo.; Lynne Rienner.

Brusset, E., Cosgrave, J., and MacDonald, W., (2011). Real-Time Evaluation in Humanitarian Emergencies. In Enhancing Disaster and emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Through Evaluation. Journal ‘New Directions for Evaluation’, number 126, Page 9-21, Summer 2010. American Evaluation Society. Download here

Brusset, E., (team leader), Bhatt, M., (deputy team leader), Bjornestad, K., Cosgrave, J., Davies, A., Deshmukh, Y., Ferf, A., Haleem, J., Hidalgo, S., Immajati, Y., Jayasundere, R., Mattsson, A., Muhaimin, N., Pain, A., Polastro, R., Wu, T., (2009). A ripple in development? Long term perspectives on the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami 2004. A joint follow-up evaluation of the links between relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD), Sida May 2009, ISBN 978-91-586-4096-2. Download here

Brusset, E., Channel Research (2009). Significance of Impact Assessment: Design of a Methodology for the Evaluation of Conflict and Prevention and Peace Building. January 2009

Conflict Sensitivity Organization, Conflict, conflict-sensitive approaches to development, humanitarian assistance  and peace building. Tools for peace and conflict impact assessment. Joint NGO resource pack on conflict-sensitive approaches. Download here

EUROPEAN COMMISSION (2006). European Commission External Aid Evaluation Methodology. Download here

Dabelstein, N., (1996), ‘Evaluating the International Humanitarian System: Rationale, Process and Management of the Joint Evaluation of the International Response to the Rwanda Genocide’, Disasters Journal, (20) 4: 286-294.

DAC (2006). DAC Evaluation Quality Standards, DAC Evaluation Network Meeting, 30-31 March 2006 (OECD 2006). Download here

DFID (2004), Conflict Prevention Pools Evaluation, Download here

Laurance, T., (2001). Good Monitoring and Evaluation Practice – Guidance Notes, October 2001. Laurence Taylor. PARC Document No. 1. Available on the PARC website

Ministry of Foreign of Denmark, DANIDA (2006) ‘Evaluation Guidelines’. Download here

Norad (2010). Assessment of Sustainability Elements/Key Risk Factors: Practical Guide. June 2010 by Norad (on behalf of The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs). ISBN: 978-82-7548-498-5. Download here

OECD-DAC (2012) Evaluating Peacebuilding Activities in Settings of Conflict and Fragility’. Recognising a need for better, tailored approaches to learning and accountability in conflict settings, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) launched an initiative to develop guidance on evaluating conflict prevention and peacebuilding activities. Download here

Raynard, P., (2000), ‘Mapping Accountability in Humanitarian Assistance’, Report presented to ALNAP at the bi-annual meeting in April 2000. Downolad here

Sexton, R., and McConnan, I., 2003, ‘A Comparative Study of After Action Reviews in the Context of the Southern Africa Crisis’, ALNAP Key Messages. Download here

SIDA (2004). Looking Back, Moving Forward. SIDA Evaluation Manual. Download here

Basic Concepts in Evaluation

Useful links

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action:

Agence Francaise & Développement:

Belgium Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade amd Development Cooperation:

Danish International Development Agency (Danida):

Deutche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH:

Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA):

European Evaluation Society:

Humanitarian Practise Network:

IFC Standards

International Council on Mining & Metals: ICMM

Institute of Development Studies: IDS

The Global Oil and Gas Industry Association for Environmental and Social Issues: IPIECA

International Organisation for Cooperation in Evaluation:

Monitoring & Evaluation News:

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad):

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD):

Social Impact Assessment:


Swedish Internaltional Development Agency (Sida):


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