Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science

Program Tagline

HHI’s Program on Evaluation and Implementation Science serves as a focal point for developing evidence-based strategies to effectively help individuals, families, and populations in times of war, conflict, and disaster.  The program focuses on research and training through both macro and micro perspectives. At the macro perspective, HHI researchers are leading the development of a world-wide monitoring and evaluation system ( to assess local community needs, monitor progress, and measure impact (see the Vulnerable Populations program).  At the micro level, HHI collaborates with non-governmental organizations, UN agencies, and other international humanitarian organizations, as well as local civil society organizations, to develop monitoring and evaluation research for their specific programs.


HHI has conducted research and evaluation projects related to war and disaster in the following countries: Angola, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Libya, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, and Uganda.

Kobo Toolbox

HHI reseachers Phuong Pham and Patrick Vinck created KoBo Suite, which consists of several software tools and streamlined methods to help practitioners implement rapid digital data collection projects. Together, these tools allow any practitioner to design and implement a research instrument for digital data collection, to conduct research in the field, and to then aggregate the collected data into a database. KoBo is based on the Open Data Kit, and has been widely tested in extreme conditions for ease of use and reliability.

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