Heather Stobaugh

Heather StobaughAssistant Researcher

Heather Stobaugh’s current work will be to provide research and operational support to the “Lessons Learned from the Somalia Famine” project. Heather has previously worked on the HUNASP/ACAPS and CIDA Food Security projects and has worked on several projects in Ethiopia through CARE and Save the Children. Heather holds an M.S. in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition and a Master of Public Health from Tufts University. She is also a doctoral candidate at Tufts University for a PhD in Food Policy and Applied Nutrition.

Feinstein Publications

Lessons Learned from the Somalia Famine and the Greater Horn of Africa Crisis 2011-2012 Desk Review of Literature

On July 20, 2011, the UN declared a famine in South Central Somalia, which killed some 260,000 people (Checchi and Robinson 2013). Though Somalia was the worst affected country, the…

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The Use of Evidence in Humanitarian Decision Making ACAPS Operational Learning Paper

This paper reports the results of a study undertaken during 2012 by Tufts University for the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS), as part of the latter’s “Operational Learning” strand of work….

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Response Analysis: What Drives Program Choice?
By Daniel Maxwell, Heather Stobaugh | August 2012

This research considers “response analysis”: the analytical process by which the objectives and modality of program response options in an emergency are determined. The research question was whether improved analysis drives program response choices in humanitarian food security interventions?

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Feinstein Research Projects

Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) Operational Learning

The ultimate goal of The Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) is more effective, efficient, and appropriate humanitarian responses to crises. The aim is to achieve this by promoting better-informed and more evidence-driven responses, specifically by supporting a process of coordinated needs assessment which is timely, coherent, and appropriate to context, with results that are accessible and relevant to decision makers.

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