Using evidence in humanitarian decision-making
Speaker: Sheree Bennett, senior research and evidence advisor, International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Time: 12.45– 14.00 GMT
Venue: John Snow Lecture Theatre, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT
IRC has made a commitment for 100 percent of its interventions to become evidence-based or evidence-generating in all its programming by 2020. To achieve this, IRC undertook an extensive program of evidence mapping to develop the Outcomes to Evidence Framework (OEF), a tool that clearly defines the outcomes IRC aims to achieve and corresponding pathways or theories of change and synthesises the evidence for what works to achieve these targeted outcomes. This talk will focus on the OEF and other efforts to increase the use of evidence, the challenges and successes experienced to date and lessons for other agencies wishing to adopt a more evidence-based approach.
This lecture is part of a monthly lecture series organized by CEDIL and the Centre for Evaluation, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. If you would like to find out more about CEDIL’s work, sign up to their mailing list here.