Overview of Overseas Humanitarian Assistance, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance, and Excess Property Programs [open pdf - 402KB]
Alternate Title: Measures of Effectiveness: Overview of Overseas Humanitarian Assistance, Humanitarian and Civic Assistance, and Excess Property Programs
DoD is to be commended for the vision in undertaking a major assessment of some of its diverse programs for humanitarian assistance. As discussed in detail below, a major finding of this report series is that both military and civilian providers of humanitarian assistance, medical and otherwise, face similar challenges in measuring the effectiveness of their activities. This primarily involves determining what critical information needs to be collected and how to transform that information in a timely manner into management decisions that directly improve effectiveness. Decisions which determine the effectiveness of humanitarian assistance are required in both the immediate time frame, such as within the planning and execution of a particular project; and in the longer term, such as in managing humanitarian assistance programs regionally and over time.
CDHAM Publication 02-01
Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), Online Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Portal, http://www.picnet.net/cdham/modules.php?name=Downloads