Action Learning for Frontline Humanitarians: a resource pack

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The knowledge of frontline staff – those directly involved in programme implementation and monitoring – is fundamental to good humanitarian action. These individuals make decisions and solve problems every day in their work with crisis-affected populations. The interactions they have with communities produce important information on how to implement projects most effectively to meet local needs. Decisions stemming from this experiential knowledge can be as valuable as decisions reached through more formal, explicit evidence.

The pack is for programme staff who are implementing projects, staff in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) roles who are collecting data and evaluating projects, and for team leaders or managers who work with them. Individuals, project teams or cross-organisational and inter-agency groups can all use this approach.


  • Publication language: English
  • Pages: 47pp
  • Suggested citation: Doherty, Jennifer. and Sundberg, Amelie with Obrecht, Alice. (2022) Action Learning for Frontline Humanitarians: a resource pack. London: ODI/ALNAP.