Humanitarian Evidence Program hosts discussion on evidence at DFID

We invite our London-based colleagues to join us on April 14, 2016 for a discussion on humanitarian evidence, co-hosted by Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center. Please see below for an event description.

Evidence Synthesis in the Humanitarian Field: Challenges and opportunities 

Evidence synthesis is valuable for humanitarian actors who seek to understand what works and what does not work, for whom, and in which contexts in humanitarian response. This discussion will focus on insights from the process of synthesizing evidence in three areas of the humanitarian field: shelter, child protection, and mental health in emergencies. The event will also invite a broader discussion of humanitarian evidence. How can we tailor existing systematic review approaches to the realities of the availability and quality of data in the humanitarian field? How can we critically appraise evidence? What are some challenges in defining terminology in the humanitarian field, and how have teams overcome them? What are the limitations and potential for humanitarian evidence synthesis in terms of uptake and impact?

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
: 12:30 – 13:45 (please arrive 15 minutes early for registration and bring identification with you)
: DFID – 22 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EG
RSVP required: Please email Ellie Ott,

Please email Ellie if you are interested in joining remotely. Panelist bios are available here.

This event is organized by the Humanitarian Evidence Program, a partnership between Oxfam and the Feinstein International Center at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, funded under DFID’s Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Program (HIEP). The Humanitarian Evidence Program is currently managing eight humanitarian evidence syntheses.