3ie-SIPRI Seminar: Impact evaluations of humanitarian interventions: methods and practice


Date: 20 March, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Venue: Manson Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT UK

Speakers: Dr. Tilman Bruck, Director, Stockholm Peace Research Institute & Dr. Jyotsna Puri, Deputy Executive Director and Head of Evaluation, 3ie

Humanitarian crises are complex situations where the demand for aid far exceeds its supply. So each dollar spent should be used effectively. Impact evaluations of humanitarian assistance can help ensure that this is so, and also respond to the increasing call for evidence based policy in the sector.

Conducting impact evaluations can be challenging, especially in humanitarian situations. Impact evaluations of both rapid-onset and slow-onset protracted crises must deal with disrupted communities, mismatch between resources and need, absence of baseline data and, finding a valid comparison group.

The seminar will speak about challenges faced in conducting impact evaluations in humanitarian situations and how to deal with those challenges in real situations.