Community meeting discussing reconstruction of village hit by volcanic eruption.  Indonesia.
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The last 25 years of learning from crisis responses have helped the humanitarian sector get better at delivering humanitarian assistance.

As the nature of crises evolves and humanitarians are challenged to work differently, our sector’s ability to learn and change becomes increasingly important.

Here we explore the range of tools, approaches and debates within the humanitarian monitoring and evaluation (M&E) community. We look at how the sector learns for change to happen. We provide guidance on how to improve the quality and exchange of knowledge and evidence. And we aim to inspire you to help build stronger learning cultures within your organisations and across the sector.

Kayin state. An ICRC staff member assesses the conditions of a well to prevent water shortages, which are common during the dry season.

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E)

M&E practices are critical to support learning and accountability in the sector. We want to support humanitarian M&E practitioners by providing you with guidance, tools and commentary to strengthen your M&E approaches, and creating opportunities for exchange to learn from each other’s experiences.

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Spotlight on learning

Being serious about learning means transforming our thinking. There is a greater need than ever for humanitarians everywhere to unlock the wealth of learning and experience that already exists within the sector to confront the humanitarian challenges of our time.

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