Funded by

USAID, DFID et Irish Aid

In Haiti, the Observatory had different objectives which were part of the overall strategy to reinforce analysis, knowledge sharing, training and dissemination of good humanitarian and reconstruction practices. Its activities aimed to: develop a national capacity in humanitarian evaluation via training and training of trainers; share the results of evaluations and good practice via the Observatory Newsletter; carry out studies and evaluations to support the development of the response following the 2010 earthquake and the analysis of its consequences.

As part of the HELP project, studies covered different topics, such as “Security and humanitarian aid in Haiti”, “Reconstruction and the environment in the metropolitan region of Port-au-Prince” and “Community approaches in urban contexts”.


In Mali and the surrounding region, Groupe URD managed to implement an innovative methodological approach of evaluation/ reflection/ planning through the concept of iterative evaluations with mini-seminars (IEMS). This process is made up of several field visits by a multi-disciplinary team followed by mini-seminars at the end of each phase in order to produce and disseminate key recommendations for the aid community as a whole.

Some of the studies and evaluations that were carried out in connection with the HELP project in Mali:

  • “The difficult management of a complex crisis in Mali”,
  • “Evaluation of the agro-ecological programme by Terre et Humanisme in Mali”,
  • “Evaluation of the project Humanitarian Response to the consequences of the conflict in Mali – 2013/2014”,
  • “Evaluation of the monitoring systems of DFID’s humanitarian programmes in the Sahel”,
  • “Governance in the sparsely populated regions of northern Mali”.

Reports were produced for certain workshops and conferences, such as “Mali: after Algiers”.

Carried out by

Valérie Léon

Chargée de recherche et d’évaluation

François Grünewald

Directeur général et scientifique

Bonaventure Sokpoh

Researcher, evaluator and trainer