Valid Evaluations is led by Alistair Hallam, previously a Director for Valid International. Both Alistair and Dr Steve Collins have extensive experience of humanitarian aid programme implementation, evaluation and research. Both have managed and designed relief programmes and have led and participated in many evaluations, including the 1995 Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda which was the precursor to a string of reforms across the humanitarian sector. Valid employs some of the best humanitarian evaluators in the world with the expertise in humanitarian, economic and livelihoods experience with significant fragile states and practical evaluation knowledge. Valid’s humanitarian evaluation record includes involvement in a number of major evaluations over the past decade, as well as work for ODI/ALNAP on humanitarian evaluation and evaluation utilisation. We work for a wide range of donors, including UN Agencies, the World Bank, DFID, AUSAID, NGOs and Red Cross movement organisations, and have cooperated with many international and national NGOs and research institutes in developing countries. Most recently, Valid has undertaken the Inter Agency Humanitarian Evaluation of Hurricane Haiyan in the Philippines and we are currently implementing a 4-year long evaluation project for DFID on the impact of Multi Year Funding on Building Resilience and Managing Risk in Fragile and Conflict-affected States in DRC, Yemen, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Some of the more recent evaluations include:

  • The evaluation of the DFID-UNICEF Programme of Cooperation to Strengthen UNICEF Programming as it applies to Humanitarian Response, 2000-2005
  • An enhanced desk review of DFID’s institutional partnership with UNHCR 2002-2005
  • Acute malnutrition benchmarking system for global humanitarian response for DFID 2005
  • Final Evaluation of National CMAM Programme, Concern Worldwide, Ethiopia 2010
  • An evaluation for CaLP in 2011 on the preparedness of humanitarian actors to scale up their cash-transfer programmes in emergencies
  • AusAID’s Evaluation of their response to the Horn of Africa Humanitarian crisis 2012
  • A Global Evaluation of UNICEF programmes on child protection in the context of emergencies 2012.
  • UN OCHA Inter-agency Standing Committee real-time evaluations of the Humanitarian Response to the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis (Ethiopia, Somalia and Synthesis Reports) 2012.
  • WFP framework agreement in partnership with Mokoro to provide evaluation services 2012 –2016.
  • DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal real-time evaluation in Ethiopia and Kenya 2011.
  • Strengthening organisational capacities for evaluation of humanitarian action, ALNAP 2010/2014.
  • IAHE of Response to Hurricane Hayian in the Philippines, 2014

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