This evaluation was led by Lewis Sida, with Dr Hugo Slim and Dr Karen Ovington as the other principal team members. Anais Resseguier and Shams Tazi analysed the data. The gender analysis was led by Deborah Clifton and research work in Kenya was carried out by Joyce Njagi. Alistair Hallam at Valid International provided quality advice and oversight.
This evaluation was managed by the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE) at the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Dr Karen Ovington led the process, ably supported by Amy Williams. Dr Helen Cheney, Director of the Evaluation Section, provided methodological input and advice, as did the head of ODE, Mr Dereck Rooken-Smith. DFAT's Independent Evaluation Committee was responsible for ensuring independence, rigour and a quality process.
The evaluation was largely completed before the announcement of the integration of AusAID with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The report has been revised to reflect the new, integrated DFAT. Any references to AusAID in the report relate to the former agency.
The evaluation team and ODE would like to thank implementing partners, as well as DFAT staff in Canberra and Nairobi for their collaboration and cooperation throughout the evaluation process. The team would also like to thank Steve Darvill, DFAT humanitarian adviser, who provided valuable inputs.
Lewis Sida is a humanitarian aid consultant who works in operations, policy and evaluation across the sector. He has conducted major reviews for the United Kingdom (UK) and Swiss governments, and numerous reviews and evaluations for the United Nations and Red Cross Movement. He continues to manage humanitarian responses such as the Haiti earthquake for the UK Department for International Development. He has consulted for governments including the United States, Switzerland and New Zealand, and for non-government organisations. Previously, Lewis was humanitarian director at Save the Children UK.
Hugo Slim is a leading international relations scholar with a focus on the ethics of war, humanitarian action, civilian protection, civil society organisations, business and human rights. He has considerable practical experience in humanitarian operations, conflict resolution and international business. Much of his work has been at senior level in Africa and the Middle East. Hugo combines academic excellence with a strong record of educational and commercial innovation. Hugo is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and has worked previously with Save the Children, the United Nations, Oxfam and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue.