Literature monitoring

We continually monitor relevant external resources that we feel are important to share, and every month, we select 3 of these. Sign up to the newsletter to see what we have found!

Grand Bargain annual independent report 2019, Victoria Metcalfe-Hough, Wendy Fenton, Lydia Poole, HPG Commissioned Report, June 2019, ODI.

Three years after the World Humanitarian Summit and the signature of the Grand Bargain, this independent annual report takes stock of the collective progress made since the commitments made in 2016. It shows that the majority of signatories have integrated the commitments into their strategies and policies, and that they continue to see the Grand Bargain as a lever for change. At the same time, its full potential has not yet been realized and investments need to be maintained. The report makes recommendations to consolidate the efforts made.

Lives in Crises: What Do People Tell Us About the Humanitarian Aid They Receive? OCDE, Editions OCDE, Juin 2019.

An effective humanitarian response addresses affected people’s needs in a timely and efficient manner. In 2016, the World Humanitarian Summit gave the impetus to seriously reflect on how to operate in environments where people’s needs no longer coincide with existing mandates and sectors. With this in mind, the OECD initiated a round of surveys in seven countries affected by crises: Lebanon, Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Somalia, Uganda and Bangladesh. The objective was also to assess whether the commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit, including the Grand Bargain, are having a tangible impact on people’s lives in the most difficult contexts in the world.

Breaking the Mould: Alternative approaches to monitoring and evaluation, Neil Dillon, ALNAP Paper, ODI, ALNAP, June 2019.

This paper looks at a range of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) innovations that are designed specifically to provide input to ongoing iterative decision-making and learning at the project level. It identifies three key areas for potential innovation: 1) timing of M&E data provision; 2) flexibility of M&E frameworks to evolve with programme change; and 3) approaches to integrate diverse perspectives on project implementation in a meaningful way. It then looks at a collection of approaches currently being used in each of these three areas through a series of ‘practice examples’, considering the key lessons learned. Finally, the paper discusses the major opportunities and challenges for applying and scaling up the use of these approaches inside the humanitarian sector.

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Analyses documentaires thématiques

Several times a year, “Documentary analyses”, focusing on a given subject often related to current events, are also carried out.