Whast goes up must come down: challenges of getting evidence back to the ground

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Whast goes up must come down: challenges of getting evidence back to the ground

  1. 1. What Goes up Must Come Down:the Challenges of Getting Evidence Back to the Ground Photo Credit: Jonathan Hyams/ Save the Children UK Rigmor Argren March 2013 1
  2. 2. Save the Children International 29 Save the Children Members SCI in 47 Countries (6 remaining) Development and Humanitarian ProgrammesPhoto Credit: Rigmor Argren/ Save theChildren, Bonga, Ethiopia 2006 2
  3. 3. Save the Children’s Humanitarian Responses26 responses in 30 countries. (Feb 2013) •Education in Emergencies • Health and Nutrition • WASH • Food Security and Livelihoods • Shelter • Child Protection in Emergencies 3
  4. 4. “Getting Evidence Back to the Ground” Photo credit: Save the Children”Evidence”: 1. Monitoring 2. Real Time Reviews 3. Evaluation of Humanitarian Action”Back to the Ground”: Actions to Improve Humanitarian Response 4
  5. 5. Real Time Reviews Real Time Reveiws: •In Real Time (8-10 weeks) •Mandatory for large scale responses •Internal •facilitatory approach 5
  6. 6. ALNAP Evaluation Frame Applied Capacity Area 1: Increased demand for evaluation information Capacity Area 2: Purpose and Strategic timingPhoto Credit: Nyani Quarmyne/ Save the Children Capacity Area 3: Focus on what to evaluate Capacity Area 4: Adequate resourcing 6
  7. 7. Evidence for LearningsWhy We Do What We Do What We What WeWhat We Do Do Get Resistance Argyris & Schön (1978) 7
  8. 8. Evidence for Single Loop Learning”Evidence”: 1. Monitoring 2. Real Time Reviews 3. Evaluation of Humanitarian Action Photo Credit: Save the Children 8
  9. 9. RTR Evidence for Single Loop Learning• Strengthen sector integration• Improved interaction with local communities• Re-enforcing security protocols• Increased visibility Photo Credit: Colin Crowley/Save the Children 9
  10. 10. RTR Evidence for Double Loop •Changed approach to implementation •Re-inforced leadership •Creating the Strategic MomentumPhoto Credit: Helene Caux/ UNHCR, 2004 10
  11. 11. Challenges with RTR Evidence•Short Lived Data•Destill Generic andTransferable Learnings•Evidence fromExternal Sources•Decision Making•Needs follow-up Photo Credit: Save the Children 11
  12. 12. Opportunities •Connect available Evidence •Seek Trends, through Longitudinal Observations •Leverage the Dual Mandate •RTRs can be prepared/planned •RTRs can relate toPhoto credit: Rigmor Argren/ Save the Children assessments 12

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