IASC Briefing on the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations of the Drought Response in Ethiopia (2015-2018) and Response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique (2019)
Photo: UNICEF (Women weathering the microburst in Ber'aano Woreda in Somali region of Ethiopia)
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Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHE) provide independent assessments of the collective humanitarian response of IASC member organizations. IAHEs evaluate the extent to which planned collective results have been achieved and how humanitarian reform efforts have contributed to that achievement. This IASC briefing will bring together the IAHE team leaders for the evaluations of the Drought Response in Ethiopia (2015-2018) and Cyclone Idai Response in Mozambique (2019) to present the common findings and discuss what worked well, what needs to be improved and recommendations for moving forward.
- Ms. Kelly David, Chair of the IAHE Steering Group & Chief of OCHA’s Strategic Planning, Evaluation and Guidance section
- Dr. Julia Steets, Evaluation Team Leader for the IAHE in Ethiopia & Director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi)
- Mr. Jock Baker, Evaluation Team Leader for the IAHE in Mozambique & Independent Consultant
- Ms. Tanja Schuemer-Cross, Humanitarian Affairs Officer, IASC secretariat
Ms. Kelly David serves as the Chair of the IAHE Steering Group, an IASC associated entity whose aim is to ensure systemwide learning and accountability on the effectiveness of collective humanitarian response efforts, in order to inform and shape future policies and operations. Within OCHA, she oversees the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, and advises senior leadership on managing organizational risk. Prior to working in OCHA’s New York, she has headed OCHA country operations in Liberia and Somalia, as well as OCHA’s regional offices for East and Southern Africa.
Dr. Julia Steets is the Director of GPPi, an independent think tank in Berlin, where she leads on research and consulting activities for humanitarian assistance. In addition to leading the IAHE for the Drought Response in Ethiopia, Dr. Steets led a longitudinal evaluation of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) engagement in humanitarian-development cooperation, an evaluation of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) policies on humanitarian principles and access in humanitarian contexts and a joint Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and WFP evaluation of the food security cluster. Prior to her role at GPPi, Dr. Steets worked for the Körber Foundation, Transparency International and taught at the universities of Bonn, Greifswald and Berlin.
Mr. Jock Baker has been an independent consultant since 2000, following approximately two decades with various United Nations agencies and international NGOs in mostly field-based assignments in the Pacific, Asia and Africa. As a consultant he has led thematic studies, lessons-learned reviews, strategic reviews and evaluations exploring a range of thematic areas, including resilience, humanitarian financing, accountability to affected populations and the Nexus approach. In addition to leading the IAHE for the Cyclone Idai Response in Mozambique, Mr. Baker had conducted a study on costing Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs), a series of CERF reviews and the interagency evaluation in Myanmar for the cyclone Nargis response.