Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme (HIEP) is funded by the Department for International Development. It intends to have impact on humanitarian actors’ capacity to deliver improved response and resilience programmes that are effective at supporting vulnerable people.
This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from the first summative evaluation of HIEP. The evaluation aims to provide both an independent assessment of progress and also to produce organisational learning and recommendations for the implementation of HIEP and future programmes. The purpose of this summative phase is to provide an assessment of short-term outcomes delivered by the programme and reflection on the programme management.
The evaluation is organised around 4 key questions agreed in the inception phase:
Relevance: How well has HIEP identified and responded to evolving priority needs and opportunities for investment in humanitarian evidence and innovation?
Effectiveness: Which approaches have been more effective in enabling HIEP to ensure the creation, support, and application of high quality and relevant humanitarian evidence?
Value for money: Which management and implementation approaches have enabled HIEP to deliver better value for money?
Impact: What contributions has HIEP made to building and sustaining evidence-aware policy and practice by humanitarian organisations?
The evaluation focuses on 8 of the HIEP projects as case studies and includes thematic analysis across the programme considering value for money, management, and gender and social inclusion.
ITAD. Evaluation of the Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme (HIEP): Summative Evaluation Phase 1. ITAD, Hove, UK (2016) 300p