Available now, Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation of the drought response in Ethiopia 2015–2018

26 February 2020
Photo credit: UNOCHA Ethiopia


This Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) is an independent assessment of the humanitarian response of the international system to the recurring droughts in Ethiopia since 2015, including ongoing food insecurity in 2018. The IAHE specifically assesses the collective humanitarian response of Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) members. This is the first IAHE to assess the response to a slow-onset, recurrent natural disaster. UNFPA Evaluation Office, being a member of the management group, co-led this IAHE.

The purpose of the IAHE is to improve the effectiveness of the humanitarian system in Ethiopia and to ensure that coordinated and accountable humanitarian action helps address the most urgent needs of people affected by this crisis, and similar crises elsewhere. The evaluation is intended to inform the National Disaster Risk Management Commission’s policies and protocols for crisis responses involving international actors. At the global level, the evaluation is intended to inform decisions on future humanitarian action, policy development, and reform made by the IASC and its member organizations.

Finally, the evaluation provides evidence regarding the collective response effort to the member states of international organizations, donors, learning and evaluation networks, and wider public in order to support both learning and accountability.

Learn more about this IAHE here

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