Description of project
The need for an Inter-Agency Real-Time Evaluation (IA-RTE) was identified in the flooding disaster of Mozambique in early 2007 by the Regional Director’s Team members of RIACSO, the regional IASC forum, with strong support from the UNCT. As a result, it was included in the Flash Appeal. The primary objective of the IA-RTE was two-fold: (1) to assess the overall appropriateness, coherence, timeliness and effectiveness of the response, in the context of humanitarian reform and (2) to provide real-time feedback to support senior management decision-making and to facilitate planning and implementation. More generally, the exercise is expected to help strengthen effective coordination and response among partners in line with humanitarian reform principles and to also provide real-time learning on key response elements.
The evaluation was conducted by a four-person team, including two international and two national external consultants. The evaluation was managed by an UNOCHA Evaluations Officer in UNOCHA NY.
DARA was part of the evaluation team and provided UNICEF with a high qualified technical assistance. The methodology used was the “lite-RTE” approach which includes such methods as field and meeting observation, site visits, key informant interviews, focus group meetings and mini-workshops with the HCT.
In addition, surveys to understand the perceptions and needs of the affected population (by age group, gender, origin) were undertaken in at least three different camp situations. Surveys included host population and were designed by the team leader and conducted by the national consultants. A full methodology was developed by the team prior to arrival to the country.