Further update to HQAI score analysis

The results of the audit of three more organizations have been uploaded on HQAI website since the last time I updated this analysis. This is particularly interesting given the size and role of the three organizations, meaning Oxfam International, the British Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross. In particular, the Oxfam audit is of …

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Impressions on Udacity Data Analyst Nanodegree

I have recently completed the first term of the Udacity Nanodegree in Data Analytics (which is structured in two independent “terms” of three months each, even though the first one is optional). It mostly covered Python (in particular numpy and pandas, the Python libraries for data analysis), SQL and practical statistics (basically from the basics …

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An intention survey in Melut

As I mentioned in a previous entry about the relocation in Bor, what to do out of the PoCs was (and still is) one of the most debated issues on humanitarian policy in South Sudan. When talking about a phasing out strategy, there were security, logistical, political considerations to put in the picture. And there …

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An analysis of NGOs performance against CHS

My latest post dealt with CHS and its certification scheme, with particular regard to the only organization currently delivering certification services, HQAI. On HQAI website, the summary reports of the audits conducted are available for consultation, and they are an interesting resource to understand what are the challenges concerning the implementation of the CHS. The …

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Uses and abuses of Excel (with an example of a good enough use).

Aid workers have two secret weapons. The tarp is one. Microsoft Excel is the other one. Any aid worker has a love-hate relationship with Excel. Or at least, I do. Is a piece of software that has indeed countless possible applications – and here lies its greatest limit. While what it does best is analysis …

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