Posted in Issue 92 July 2003 Other Organizations
In the mid-1990s, a multi-donor study on the response to the Rwanda crisis of 1994 identified many shortcomings in the humanitarian response, including the need to carry out more and better evaluations to improve performance and accountability. This led to the creation of the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP).
Another feature of the website is the Evaluative Reports Database (ERD), a fully searchable Internet database with 450 evaluation reports. The collection of reports in the ERD makes it possible to learn from previous evaluations. Agencies are encouraged to share their evaluations and lessons learned studies with the network so they can be included in the database. The network provides a very active and useful forum for field workers as well as for decision makers. Visit www.alnap.org