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What Goes up Must Come Down:the Challenges of Getting Evidence       Back to the Ground        Photo Credit: Jonathan Hyam...
Save the Children International                                        29 Save the Children                               ...
Save the Children’s Humanitarian Responses26 responses in 30 countries. (Feb 2013)                               •Educatio...
“Getting Evidence Back to the Ground”                                      Photo credit: Save the Children”Evidence”:     ...
Real Time Reviews    Real Time Reveiws:    •In Real Time (8-10    weeks)    •Mandatory for large    scale responses    •In...
ALNAP Evaluation Frame Applied                                                  Capacity Area 1:                          ...
Evidence for LearningsWhy We Do           What We Do                      What We          What WeWhat We Do            Do...
Evidence for Single Loop Learning”Evidence”:     1. Monitoring     2. Real Time Reviews     3. Evaluation of     Humanitar...
RTR Evidence for Single Loop Learning• Strengthen sector  integration• Improved  interaction with  local communities• Re-e...
RTR Evidence for Double Loop                                         •Changed approach                                    ...
Challenges with RTR Evidence•Short Lived Data•Destill Generic andTransferable Learnings•Evidence fromExternal Sources•Deci...
Opportunities                                                 •Connect available                                          ...
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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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