Measuring Access & Rights in Humanitarian Settings

Across diverse and continually changing humanitarian and fragile contexts, one consistent challenge is measuring impact and positive change. When the impact in question relates to access to critical health services and safeguarding the rights of women, girls, and youth, the challenge is magnified.

In our final critical dialogue series, partners from the Canadian Collaborative for Global Health initiative discussed the findings and implication of their work in this reality. Together, panelists explored the challenges of measuring impact in humanitarian contexts, particularly in regards to health and rights programming affecting women, girls, and adolescents. This timely conversation also considered practical resources and tools available for organizations undertaking similar efforts globally, and panelists were invited to share their thoughts on the implications of COVID-19 and virtual monitoring and evaluation practices on this work.


  • Diego Bassani: Senior Scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, at SickKids Research Institute and an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics and with the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto.
  • Céline Goulart: Clinical Research Project Coordinator at SickKids hospital.
  • Amanda Giancola: Project Coordinator at SickKids Hospital.



May 31, 2021