Our panel of experts will be online on mhpss.net throughout the month of June to answer your questions about evaluation! The panel includes the co-author of the Inter-agency Guide to Evaluation of Psychosocial Programmes in Humanitarian Crises, Dr Alastair Ager. The forum can be accessed via the full text of this slider.
Click here to access the forum.
This forum gives you the ideal space to ask imperative questions such as:
• When should we start evaluating our psychosocial programme in an emergency context?
• What are the key areas of psychosocial wellbeing we should measure?
• What are useful indicators for assessing the outcomes of our psychosocial programming?
Share these and other concerns and challenges of evaluating psychosocial work and get answers from experienced practitioners and researchers. If you would like to learn more about the issues and challenges surrounding evaluation of psychosocial programming in humanitarian crises, find out others’ experiences, share your own experiences conducting evaluations in this field, or raise further questions about evaluations, then this forum for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
This discussion forum follows the webinar on this same topic held in December 2012 and is jointly organised by mhpss.net, UNICEF and the MHPSS Reference Group. Click here to access the recording of the webinar, in which Dr Ager introduces the Inter-agency Guide to Evaluation of Psychosocial Programmes in Humanitarian Crises. This is an evaluation tool developed in 2011 by UNICEF in partnership with Columbia University which is intended to assist organisations working in the field of MHPSS to plan and implement evaluations of their psychosocial programmes. The Guide was reviewed and discussed at the annual meeting of the MHPSS Reference Group in Amsterdam in September 2012 and its wider dissemination was recommended. It has been endorsed by 15 leading humanitarian organisations.
Agencies who have endorsed the evaluation guide are Action Contre la Faim, CARE Austria, Child Fund International, Health Net TPO, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, International Medical Corps, Medicos do Mundo, REPSSI, Save the Children, Terres des Hommes, UNICEF, War Child Holland, War Trauma Foundation, and World Vision International.