About us

Evidence Aid aims to save lives and livelihoods in disasters by providing decision-makers with the best available evidence and by championing its use. We specialise in collating and summarising the evidence about how to effectively prepare for and respond to disasters and emergencies.

We are a not-for-profit organisation, registered in the UK as charity no.1163111.

Using evidence, saving lives

Humanitarian emergencies affect tens of millions of people every year, destroying lives and livelihoods. In the aftermath of a crisis, it is vital that those involved in delivering aid have access to the best available evidence to guide their actions. Knowing what works and what doesn’t can be the difference between life and death.

When an emergency strikes, aid agencies work hard to ensure that they deliver the best possible interventions. But it is often difficult to keep on top of the latest development in research and evaluation. Not all research is readily accessible (or even published). Research is not always carried out to a consistent standard and the recommendations for practitioners are not always clear.

Working both prior to and during emergencies, Evidence Aid works to ensure that humanitarian actors have access to the very latest evidence, presented in clear, simple formats, so that they can design and deliver the interventions that will be most likely to save lives and livelihoods. We provide a go-to resource for key players who need advice fast.

Our history

Evidence Aid was established after the Indian Ocean tsunami in December 2004 as part of the Cochrane medical research network. Having become an independent charity in 2015, Evidence Aid works with partners and contributors around the world to provide people and organisations with the evidence they need to make well informed decisions following disasters and other humanitarian emergencies.


Evidence Aid has developed this leaflet for you to download for a quick overview of what we do. Please do contact us if you have questions or would like to work with us more closely..


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