Islamic Relief Worldwide is pleased to publish its project evaluation reports online in order to communicate the impact of its programmes to the public, and to share learning. We hope that doing so will contribute towards our goal of being more transparent and contributing to learning across the humanitarian and development sector.

Some caution should be exercised in citing from these reports, as they provide a snapshot covering specific issues rather than necessarily a full picture, but we hope our donors and the wider public will find them useful nonetheless. The reports will be added periodically, and so this section of our website will develop as we progress further.

Disclaimer: The content of these reports reflects the views, interpretations or opinions of the authors or consultants responsible for them. These reports do not necessarily reflect the views of Islamic Relief Worldwide, our funders, supporters or partners.


Endline Evaluation Alternative Orphans & Widows Family Livelihood (ALO) Project 

Real-Time Evaluation (RTE) of Sulawesi Indonesia earthquake and tsunami 

End Line Evaluation Report of Home Based Education for Women in Afghanistan (HBEWA)



Evaluation of Rural Integrated Development in Somaliland

The project evaluated is Rural Integrated Development in Somaliland implemented in the Dacarbudhuq and Abdaal districts. The project aim was to reduce rural poverty, contribute to Somalia/Somaliland’s national development plans and sustainable development goals. The target beneficiaries were 6955 households, most of whom were deemed vulnerable when the project commenced.

The overall purpose of this final evaluation is “to document and inform the stakeholders (donors, partners and beneficiaries) of the project’s relevance, effectiveness, sustainability, the potential impact in relation to project outcomes and the lessons learned, disaggregated by age and gender.”

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Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Evaluation of Phases 1 and 2 of the East Africa Crisis Appeal, Somalia, 2017

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This document is the evaluation report for Phases 1 and 2 of the ‘East Africa Crisis Appeal, Somalia, 2017’, commissioned by IRW.

The purpose of evaluating this DEC funded project is to conduct “a systematic and impartial examination of humanitarian action intended to draw lessons to improve policy and practice and enhance accountability.” (ALNAP EHA Guide, 2005).


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Independent Evaluation of Nepal Earthquake Response

The devastating earthquakes of April-May 2015 in Nepal triggered a massive humanitarian response under the leadership of the Government of Nepal (GoN). Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) mobilised fast and launched relief operations within 24 hours of the disaster, with funding from its partners and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC, UK). After the relief phase (first six months), IRW launched an 18-month recovery and reconstruction programme with funding from the DEC in one district, namely Rasuwa. The response during this phase focused on three outcomes, namely:

  1. Increased access to disaster resilient permanent housing;
  2. Increased access of affected households to safe water and proper sanitation;
  3. Improved access to livelihoods opportunities for vulnerable women.

As the project came to an end in April 2017, IRW commissioned this independent evaluation to assess overall performance of the project with reference to the outcomes and outputs, as well as draw lessons for future programme. The evaluation used the internationally accepted (OECD/ DAC) evaluation criteria for evaluating humanitarian action, and examined the quality of interventions, as well as aspects of accountability as per Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).

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Sustainable Initiatives for Relief & Transformation – Impact Assessment & Evaluation, Pakistan, 2016

This report documents the findings from the evaluation of the Sustainable Initiatives for Relief & Transformation (SIRAT) project. IRP implemented this project in two areas of Pakistan; namely Baluchistan and Sindh. Both are amongst the most deprived and calamity hit provinces of the country. The SIRAT project aimed to build the resilience of the targeted communities through social mobilisation. This project also focused on the provision of diversified portfolio of disaster resilient livelihoods, access to clean water, and in community development and advocacy.


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