FOREWARN Evaluation Report 2022

Start Network’s global Forecast-based Warning Analysis and Response Network (FOREWARN) is a network of multidisciplinary stakeholders consisting of humanitarian professionals, academics, scientists and risk experts. Its aim is to provide support so that humanitarian professionals can take action before risks become disasters. In line with Start Network’s localisation agenda, four national FOREWARNs were created and piloted in Bangladesh, Madagascar and the Philippines from 2019, and in Pakistan from late 2021.

As the pilot phase of the national FOREWARNs came to an end in late 2022, Start Network commissioned this learning evaluation to understand the national stakeholders’ views on their respective FOREWARNs, the changes that the FOREWARNs have contributed to and identify recommendations. The evaluation was conducted by ImpactMapper, an independent research and evaluation firm.