Coventry University program

Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning

Understand how and why accountability standards and mechanisms should be applied across all levels of the humanitarian system.

This program is part of the MSc Disaster Management and Resilience degree offered by Coventry University

Understand the meaning of accountability in humanitarian contexts

The world is changing and so are the types and levels of disasters and conflicts. In this program, you will explore the topics of disaster intervention, evaluation and learning.

During your learning journey, you will focus on one of the key words of disaster studies: accountability.

You will explore both good and bad practices and become familiar with the tools and mechanisms used to monitor and evaluate the disaster intervention process. Improved accountability should result in better outcomes and ensure limited resources are used to a greater effect.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Lecturer in disaster, risk and resilience with 20 years’ experience in disaster risk reduction, policy development, the financial management of disasters, catastrophe insurance and statistics.

Learning outcomes

  • Explore and understand accountability in humanitarian contexts.

  • Evaluate stakeholder analysis at different levels – policy, strategy and governance.

  • Identify and evaluate the importance of lessons, learning and change for organisations in the disaster risk and humanitarian sectors.

  • Discuss and share good practice in accountability from different global perspectives.

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