Breaking down obstacles to impact evaluations in humanitarian settings
Humanitarian settings have long been seen as a challenging context for implementing rigorous impact evaluations. The Humanitarian Assistance Evidence Cycle (HAEC) Associate Award addresses this challenge by working to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of emergency food security activities by increasing the demand for impact evaluations and the supply of researchers. Ensuring effective emergency programming is vital to optimizing the use of often limited resources.
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST
During this 3ie Evidence Dialogues hybrid event, a panel consisting of operational and evaluation leaders representing USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), implementing partners, and research entities will discuss HAEC’s work, providing insight into how the findings can be used to inform policy and research decisions. During this session you will learn about:
- HAEC’s consultation process conducted with practitioners and stakeholders to understand the current barriers hindering the implementation of impact evaluations in humanitarian settings
- The results of a recently-completed https://developmentevidence.3ieimpact.org/egm/food-security-in-humanitarian-settings-egm, which outlines the current evidence base of impact evaluations in humanitarian settings
- The next stages of HAEC’s work which seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of the humanitarian community to implement impact evaluations
The event will be opened with a welcome from USAID's new Chief Economist, Professor Dean Karlan, and will feature an expert panel including:
- Arif Rashid, USAID/BHA, Division Chief (Acting), Design, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Applied Learning (DMEAL) Division;
- Gary Glass, Blumont, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation;
- Suzanne Ammari, Save the Children/IDEAL, Activity Director (Acting);
- Lloyd Owen Banwart, Senior Economist, TANGO International (Chair)
This is a hybrid event, with an opportunity to join in person in Washington, DC or online on Zoom.