Over 2015-6 ALNAP, in partnership with Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF), looked at how to define innovation in humanitarian action, and what successful innovation looks like. 15 innovations in the humanitarian sector were chosen as case studies to provide an empirical evidence base for the final research study More than just luck: innovation in humanitarian action.
Following on from this two-year project, ALNAP and the HIF have used the findings to produce two working papers on evaluating and monitoring humanitarian innovation.
This paper looks at evaluating humanitarian innovation, from the perspective of both the evaluator and the innovator. The working paper on monitoring humanitarian innovation will be out in February 2017.