Follow-up on Evaluations

Evaluations help to improve response by providing information about what works, what doesn’t, and why.This learning bolsters the effectiveness of aid by offering recommendations to enrich practice and hold organisations accountable for results.

A follow-up process is a clear opportunity for stakeholders to review what has happened since the conclusion of evaluations, making progress better known within a wider community and helping to motivate all those involved.

Although implementing evaluations requires ample resources and human energy, it is essential that the momentum created by critical assessments is sustained. Only when the beneficial consequences of evaluations are clearly identified can staff and organisations have confidence in quality and accountability processes, and participate in bringing about necessary change.

Following up to improve response
Understand the impact of evaluations

Dahlia’s approach:

Organisations that have been evaluated by DAHLIA have the option of requesting a follow-up evaluation 1 to 3 years after the initial evaluation. This allows them to better understand the impact that evaluations have had on the organisation’s development, strategy and programme. It equips key-players with the tools necessary to consider progress made to date while examining remaining challenges, thus providing further impetus for change.

Furthermore, DAHLIA has developed a tracking system to assess progress in implementing key recommendations from evaluations. The Humanitarian Track 5 project (HT5) seeks to communicate and follow-up on the levels of their implementation, offering expert analysis and operational recommendations to organisations around the globe.

Dahlia has created the HT5 project to communicate and follow-up on the implementation of evaluation recommendations