The Use of Evidence in Humanitarian Decison Making

Mar, 2013-03-01 15:12

This paper reports the results of a study undertaken during 2012 by Tufts University for the Assessment Capacities Project ACAPS,1 as part of the latter’s “Operational Learning” strand of work. This study is designed to complement the work of ACAPS on strengthening needs assessment by addressing the question of how assessments and other sources of information and analysis are used by humanitarian decision makers. The study is based on a combination of literature review, case studies, and key informant interviews.