SREO conducts multi-disciplinary work on cross-cutting development themes, focusing on monitoring and evaluation and humanitarian research.

Rapid Baseline/Needs Assessments

Rapid assessments, conducted before humanitarian interventions begin, are a key focus area for SREO’s research staff. Allowing donors and humanitarian actors to quantify exactly what the needs are in a given area, these allow organizations to accurately measure the impact their programming has and understand what works – and what should be improved next time.

Ongoing Project Monitoring

Ensuring that projects stay on track, this allows for immediate project feedback to be fed into feedback mechanisms and allow for course rapid correction. The majority of SREO’s ongoing projects portfolio is comprised of ongoing project monitoring, including verifying that food deliveries, medical equipment deliveries, and generic humanitarian assistance deliveries occur as planned and get to those who desperately need it.

Impact Assessments

Conducted at the conclusion of a project, these assessments serve as final evaluations of projects to determine exactly what worked, what didn’t work, and where to improve services in the future.


SREO has produced numerous reports examining issues beyond aid accountability and has explored the themes of migration, displacement, gender, religion, and others in the humanitarian context. SREO is also able to conduct custom research projects with interested academic institutions or humanitarian organizations.