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Evaluation of Sida’s strategic partnership for humanitarian assistance

Sida works with strategic partners worldwide, including UN agencies and non-governmental organisations, to deliver humanitarian assistance. Each organisation signs a multi-year strategic partnership agreement with Sida that represents a joint commitment to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity for the benefit of people in need.


Our role

Itad is evaluating Sida’s current strategic partners as well as five new organisations under consideration for a future strategic partnership. The evaluation will assess the competency of these organisations, their reliability to deliver high-quality humanitarian assistance across a range of contexts, and their ability to be adaptive and flexible. The findings from the evaluation will offer Sida added strategic value beyond the delivery of specific humanitarian assistance.

The evaluation has an accountability function to verify that organisations are operating in humanitarian contexts in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence to achieve outcomes for people in need.

Our work will also provide insights and draw lessons from partners’ work that can improve the way Sida and its partners operate in humanitarian settings.


The evaluation will generate evidence on the organisations’ performance to enable Sida to make decisions in relation to its Humanitarian Strategy 2021–2025. Its field focus on five complex humanitarian crises (Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and South Sudan) will ensure that future funding decisions are informed by a much-needed evidence-based assessment of performance at the field level.


Contact Giorgia Giambi ( if you would like to discuss this project.


Image: South Sudan July 2012 Credit: EU/ECHO/Malini Morzaria (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Team members
Giorgia Giambi David Fleming Pierre Townsend George Bowles Betsie Lewis – External