Evaluation of the Coverage and Quality of the UNICEF Humanitarian Response in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

The purpose of this evaluation is to generate, through robust and systematic analysis across a range of country contexts, practical solutions that can inform how UNICEF improves the coverage and quality of its humanitarian response.

It is anticipated that both the evaluation process and results will contribute to a body of evidence and learning about the enablers and barriers to delivering high-quality humanitarian action in complex humanitarian emergencies – and how these have impacted on UNICEF’s performance and ability to reach affected populations. It will generate practical solutions and recommendations that enable UNICEF to scale up good practice and introduce innovations that will ultimately contribute to improving the coverage and quality of its humanitarian response.

The first phase of the evaluation included three pilot case studies, one field mission (Nigeria) and two desk reviews (Pakistan and Ukraine). The second phase included a further four field missions (Afghanistan, the Central African Republic, the Philippines and Somalia) and four desk reviews (Burundi, Mali, State of Palestine and the Syrian Arab Republic).

This report covers the evaluation objectives, methodology, findings and conclusions, and recommendations.

Find out more about the evaluation here.

You can find the full report, plus annexes, on the UNICEF evaluation database.