Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (which translates to Doctors without Borders) is an international, independent medical humanitarian organisation. MSF provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff – bound together by MSF’s charter. MSF’s actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence, and neutrality. We are a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.
In 2006, at an internal meeting resulting in the landmark La Mancha decision (2006), MSF committed to seek active transparency and accountability to improve the relevance, effectiveness, and quality of its interventions. The result has been an increased investment in developing evaluation capacity in the organisation. Three units based in Vienna, Stockholm, and Paris, work together to meet the evaluation needs within MSF.