By the end of 2019, nearly 132 million people across 42 countries will be in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The number of people in need of aid is growing rapidly as protracted crises, conflicts and climate-related hazards around the globe continue to rise. To meet these growing needs, humanitarian agencies will have to be more effective when delivering assistance and protection in complex and diverse emergencies. Having quality evidence when needed about what works, for whom, how, and at what cost is crucial, but too often a missing component in efforts to improve aid effectiveness.
In this 3ie how-to video, Tara Kaul ( evaluation specialist, 3ie) highlights some of the lessons we’ve learned in supporting evidence generation and use, and provide real-world examples of successful research strategies.