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This quick guide for humanitarian policy makers and practitioners distils key findings and emerging lessons from a selection of available evaluations of the response to Haiti’s earthquake in January 2010 which killed 220,000 people. Much of the response went well. Haitians themselves responded immediately with life-saving initiatives. There was a phenomenal response from a wide range of actors in the international community. Many lives were saved and livelihoods restored. Not all, however, went well. Old mistakes were repeated and new ones made. This note highlights emerging lessons for those working to support a sustainable recovery in Haiti and future emergency responses elsewhere.
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Building a coherent approach to evaluating the Haiti earthquake response
The DAC Network on Development Evaluation joined forces with the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG), and the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP ) to promote a more coherent and collaborative approach to evaluation of the international response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti on 12 January 2010. Learn more about the Haiti Evaluation Taskforce
DAC Network on Development Evaluation, visit www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation