“Evaluation” published an article that we wrote together with colleagues from the Ukrainian Evaluation Association. Evaluation during the war… I wish I didn’t have this experience. But I already have it, and it can help someone.

Evaluation of wartime is very different from the classical evaluation we are accustomed to. During the Russian aggression, Ukrainian society faced new problems that had not existed before. In addition, the scale of some traditional problems has increased significantly. As a result, Ukrainian organizations and volunteers no longer have the opportunity to work according to proven schemes. We have to develop methods for solving problems ourselves. We quickly test these innovations in practice, discard ineffective ones and immediately create new ones. Ukrainian civil society is in constant search for methods of activity that meet new challenges.

Evaluation has also changed significantly. We do not have the opportunity to use quantitative methods every time. It is necessary to help people very quickly, and sometimes it is impossible to count this help. Feedback from beneficiaries during the war is difficult. Forced migrants receive help and go very far. Sometimes feedback threatens their safety, especially in a war zone. As a result of these problems, such a method as expert evaluation comes to the fore…

I wrote about documenting war crimes for “Evaluation”. Only one amendment to my text. As I wrote this article, we documented over 15,000 war crimes. The Tribunal for Putin coalition has already collected more than 24,000 evidence of war crimes in Ukraine.

The restoration of Ukraine after the war will create a great demand for evaluation. We are ready.