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The Disaster & Emergency Management Evaluation Resource Library

Welcome to the re-booted Disaster and Emergency Management Evaluation TIG Resources page! We're very excited to share with you this (as of September 2023) newly organized and updated resource list to enrich your mind and enhance your disaster & emergency management evaluation work.

Do you have a resource that you want to add?

E-mail the DEME TIG Website Coordinator (currently Catherine Denial) or fill out this form: DEME TIG Resource Library Submissions!

Resource Types (click links below to skip to section):

Repositories of Evaluation Reports & Research


ALNAP’s HELP Library: The sector’s largest library of resources on Humanitarian Evaluation, Learning and Performance



Evaluation Reports from Groupe URD



UNICEF Evaluation Reports



EvidenceAid Humanitarian Evidence Collections



Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database



IFRC Evaluations and research database



3ie Development Evidence Portal

(not exclusively disaster/emergency)



Save the Children Resource Portal

(not exclusively disaster/emergency)



Homeland Security Digital Library: FEMA’s Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS) program


Academic Articles about Disaster & Emergency Evaluation


Entire Journals/Special Issues:


Special Issue:Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Through Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/1534875x/2010/2010/126


Individual Articles:


Azmeri, Mutiawati, C., Al-Huda, N., & Mufiaty, H. (2017). Disaster recovery indicators of housing reconstruction: The story of post tsunami Aceh, Indonesia. International Journal of Disaster Management, 1(1), 35–45.

Bahmani, H., & Zhang, W. (2021). Comprehensive Success Evaluation Framework for Socio-Natural Disaster Recovery Projects. Buildings, 11(12), 647. https://doi.org/10.3390/buildings11120647

Beerens, Ralf Josef Johanna, and Karin Haverhoek-Mieremet. “What Do Practitioners Expect from an Evaluation Report? A Qualitative Analysis of Dutch Crisis Management Professionals’ Expectations.” International Journal of Emergency Services, vol. 10, no. 1, 26 Aug. 2020, pp. 1–25, https://doi.org/10.1108/ijes-12-2019-0063. Accessed 28 Sept. 2021.

Bornemisza, Olga, et al. “The Interagency Health and Nutrition Evaluation Initiative in Humanitarian Crises: Moving from Single-Agency to Joint, Sectorwide Evaluations.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 21–35, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.327. Accessed 14 May 2022.

Brusset, Emery, et al. “Real-Time Evaluation in Humanitarian Emergencies.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 9–20, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.326. Accessed 2 Jan. 2022.

Campbell, Nnenia. “Looking through Different Filters.” Hazards.colorado.edu, 4 July 2016, hazards.colorado.edu/article/looking-through-different-filters-culture-and-bureaucracy-in-the-aftermath-of-disaster.

Cheng, S., Ganapati, E., & Ganapati, S. (2015). Measuring disaster recovery: bouncing back or reaching the counterfactual state? Disasters, 39(3), 427–446. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12112

Dwyer, C., & Horney, J. (2014). Validating Indicators of Disaster Recovery with Qualitative Research. PLoS Currents. https://doi.org/10.1371/currents.dis.ec60859ff436919e096d51ef7d50736f

Evans, Nelson W. “Review of Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery through Evaluation.” Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, vol. 8, no. 1, 23 Jan. 2011, https://doi.org/10.2202/1547-7355.1839.

Finucane, M., Warren May, L., & Chang, J. (2021). A scoping literature review on indicators and metrics for assessing racial equity in disaster preparation, response, and recovery. RAND Corporation. https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RRA1083-1.html

Ganapati, N. E. (2012). Measuring the processes and outcomes of post-disaster housing recovery: lessons from Gölcük, Turkey. Natural Hazards, 65(3), 1783–1799. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-012-0442-8

Hampton, Sam, et al. “Evaluation in an Emergency: Assessing Transformative Energy Policy amidst the Climate Crisis.” Joule, vol. 5, no. 2, Feb. 2021, pp. 285–289, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.12.019. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

Hettige, S., Haigh, R., & Amaratunga, D. (2018). Community level indicators of long term disaster recovery. Procedia Engineering, 212, 1287–1294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.166

Horan, Jennifer, et al. “Evaluating Disaster Education: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s TsunamiReadyTM Community Program and Risk Awareness Education Efforts in New Hanover County, North Carolina.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 79–93, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.331. Accessed 16 Apr. 2023.

Horney, J., Dwyer, C., Aminto, M., Berke, P., & Smith, G. (2016). Developing indicators to measure post-disaster community recovery in the United States. Disasters, 41(1), 124–149. https://doi.org/10.1111/disa.12190

Horney, J., Dwyer, C., Chirra, B., McCarthy, K., Shafer, J., & Smith, G. (2018). Measuring Successful Disaster Recovery. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 36(1), 1–22.

Janis, Amanda, et al. “Evolution of a Monitoring and Evaluation System in Disaster Recovery: Learning from the Katrina Aid Today National Case Management Consortium.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 65–77, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.330.

Lindell, Michael K., et al. “Evaluating Hazard Awareness Brochures: Assessing the Textual, Graphical, and Numerical Features of Tsunami Evacuation Products.” International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, vol. 61, July 2021, p. 102361, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102361. Accessed 14 Jan. 2022.

Lindell, Michael K., et al. “Evaluation of Hazard Brochures Using Topic Viewing Durations: Application to Tsunami Evacuation Brochures.” Risk Analysis, 12 Jan. 2023, https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.14085. Accessed 15 Mar. 2023.

Ritchie, Liesel Ashley, and Wayne MacDonald. “Enhancing Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery through Evaluation.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 3–7, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.325.

Ritchie, Liesel Ashley, and Wayne MacDonald. “Evaluation of Disaster and Emergency Management: Do No Harm, but Do Better.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 107–111, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.333.

Scott, C. K., Sonis, J., Creamer, M., & Dennis, M. L. (2006). Maximizing follow-up in longitudinal studies of traumatized populations. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19(6), 757–769. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20186

Sou, G., Shaw, D., & Aponte-Gonzalez, F. (2021). A multidimensional framework for disaster recovery: Longitudinal qualitative evidence from Puerto Rican households. World Development, 144, 105489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2021.105489

Spence, Patric R., and Kenneth A. Lachlan. “Disasters, Crises, and Unique Populations: Suggestions for Survey Research.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 95–106, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.332. Accessed 18 May 2021.

Steinke-Chase, Megan, and Danielle Tranzillo. “Save the Children’s Approach to Emergency Evaluation and Learning: Evolution in Policy and Practice.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 37–49, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.328. Accessed 9 Sept. 2020.

Zantal-Wiener, Kathy, and Thomas J. Horwood. “Logic Modeling as a Tool to Prepare to Evaluate Disaster and Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Schools.” New Directions for Evaluation, vol. 2010, no. 126, 18 June 2010, pp. 51–64, https://doi.org/10.1002/ev.329. Accessed 13 Dec. 2021.

Trainings, Indicators, & Frameworks


CONVERGE Training for Social Science Researchers in Emergencies



Eval Partners: Introduction to Evaluation Humanitarian Action



OCHA (UN Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) Indicator Registry



IndiKit SMART Indicators for Relief and Development Projects



World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine: Frameworks for Disaster Research and Evaluation



Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience: A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs



UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction: Review of the Sendai Framework



Words into Action: A series of guidelines that provide practical, specific advice on a people-centered approach to DRR in line with the Sendai Framework



CDC Q-Bank



Organizations and People doing Disaster & Emergency Management Data Collection & Evaluation

 **TIG Members! Want your organization, consultancy, or yourself added to this list? E-mail the website coordinator or use the form at the top of this page!

Humanitarian Assistance and Needs for Disasters (HANDS) (In Portuguese)









Resources around Disaster and Emergency Management Generally (Not Evaluation-Specific)


EM-DAT Public: Data about disaster events



INEE: Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies



SPHERE Handbook: Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response



Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction Portal


AEA 365 Articles by DEME TIG Members


Getting Acquainted with Disaster and Emergency Management Evaluation and Research by Phung Pham and Jordan Freeman



Social Networking Among Citizen Scientists for Monitoring Environmental Contamination by Alicia Stachowski



Incorporating Cultural Responsiveness into Disaster and Emergency Management Evaluation by Nnenia Campbell



Improving effectiveness and sustainability of disaster risk reduction interventions by Ramesh Tuladhar



Assessing Adaptive Capacity of Organizations During Dual Disasters: Lessons Learned from Evaluating Effectiveness in Addressing Emerging Needs of Vulnerable Populations by Sue Ann Sarpy



Enhancing Humanitarian Response Data-Driven Decision-Making Using Technology and Adaptive Management Frameworks by Alex Tran, Piva Bell, David Okutu, Hanna Camp, and Amy Joce



Lessons Learned from Evaluating an Opioids and Workplace Training Program by Eric Persaud



Lessons Learned from Evolving Evaluation Practice in the Evaluation of Humanitarian Action by Minji Cho, Ann Marie Castleman and Scott Chaplowe



Disaster, Emergency, and Crisis Definitions by Phung Pham



Addressing Public Health Emergencies with Monitoring and Evaluation by Emily Moore, Meredith Pinto, Samantha Cruise, and Anja Minnick