Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHE) for Northern Ethiopia and Afghanistan

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Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHEs) are an important tool of the humanitarian system to assess progress made in meeting the needs of people affected by emergencies. As an integral component of the Humanitarian Programme Cycle, IAHEs provide an evidence-based and independent assessment of results achieved against the strategic objectives of humanitarian response and provide valuable lessons for improving future responses.

Following the recommendation of the IASC-associated Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation Steering Group and in line with the IASC Scale-Up protocols, which require inter-agency evaluations for all scale-up activations, Mr. Martin Griffiths, the Emergency Relief Coordinator, launched evaluations for Northern Ethiopia and Afghanistan.

Each evaluation will be managed by an Inter-Agency Evaluation Management Group, chaired by OCHA and comprised of representatives of the evaluation functions of FAO, IOM, UNICEF, UNHCR and WFP.  In consultation with the relevant stakeholders, the Management Group has drafted the attached Terms of Reference for each evaluation. These will be further refined in consultation with the HC and HCTs in the coming months.