Analysis & Evidence (A&E) was introduced by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 2018 as a result of the increasing interest by the organization - and in particular by its Economic Security Unit - to design and build its programmes based on the best available evidence. Since then, the A&E team has been expanding its support to other departments. It has provided both economic security and vulnerability analysis, influencing ICRC programmes and policies, while establishing the ICRC as a technical and agile partner of choice for analytical services in the humanitarian sector. A&E supports delegations by strengthening evidence-based decision-making through assessments, targeting, thematic and multidisciplinary analysis, digitalization and innovation, data and information management, reporting, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning practices.
The Analysis & Evidence Week 2021 - Data, data, data... but then what? provides a unique forum to engage in the common topics facing evidence-based decision-making in humanitarian action. Bringing together humanitarian actors, the private sector, academia and beyond to discuss opportunities and challenges of data policies, methodologies and usage, while ensuring the analytical work is actionable and practices remain people centered.