We conducted a mid-term evaluation of an Oxfam project designed to strengthen local humanitarian response, providing insights and recommendations for the future of the project.
Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA) is a three-year project being implemented by Oxfam Novib and Oxfam GB in Uganda and Bangladesh. It aims to support local and national actors to increase their capacity and influence in a way that improves the distribution of power and resources in the sector. The project was developed partly in response to commitments that were made in the Grand Bargain at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016.
We worked with Oxfam Novib to produce a mid-term evaluation that captures a broad range of perspectives from people involved in the project, including affected communities, local and national NGOs. The perspectives of over 100 participants were analysed to assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of seven project components. We facilitated discussions with the team to develop practical and actionable recommendations aimed at making the project truly ‘local’.