UNICEF is a major humanitarian actor, and it is important that evaluation is undertaken to improve accountability for results and produce organizational lessons learned. The course presents a concrete emergency scenario that guides participants through the evaluation process before, during and after an emergency. It underlines the importance of evaluation in accountability and in learning goals, as outlined in the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, and it provides some concrete guidance.     

Learning objectives

At the end of this course you will:

    Know how to prepare for handling an emergency in your own country office. M&E in emergencies affects everyone, so advance preparation is a key.
    Understand how evaluation during emergencies is different, but rooted in the consistent evaluation principles.

The module is not a technical training on evaluation theories, approaches and methods.


The module is open to all humanitarians staff, in particular those involved in monitoring and evaluation activities who are interested in developing greater awareness regarding evaluation in humanitarian settings. This would include monitoring and evaluation staff seeking to grow professionally and strengthen the evaluation function, as well as relevant staff who would like to improve their understanding of evaluation in humanitarian situations. 

The module was originally designed for UNICEF staff.


It will take you approximately 1-2 hours to complete the module.


This is a single elearning module. The full course - only availabe on the Agora platform - includes additional modules and resources. 

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PHAP Credentialing Program: Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem

This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

In particular, the course will address segment 3.3 of the certification assessment outline. It also addresses some aspects of segment 3.3..

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