Measuring humanitarian impacts
A new guide from the University of East Anglia and Oxfam, in collaboration with OPM, explains how to evaluate the relative effectiveness of agencies’ post-conflict humanitarian interventions, as well as the contributions of local communities.
The Contribution to Change guide was produced to assist evaluators and those commissioning evaluations to measure the contribution that an agency makes to the changes to people's lives through humanitarian programmes. The guide has been field tested in three countries and peer-reviewed by NGO staff and ALNAP. The Contribution to Change tool included in the guide is intended to help an agency extrapolate from the data their particular contribution to the overall change. It also allows for acknowledgement of the efforts of the community itself as well as other actors such as the government or community based groups.