The Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls (GEEWG) assesses the progress on the operationalization of the IASC GEEWG agenda since 2017. The IAHE also captures best practices and provides recommendations to further mainstream GEEWG into humanitarian action.
This Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) offers an independent assessment of the collective humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique in 2019. It is the first to assess the contribution of the new Scale-Up activation mechanism since its adoption by the IASC in 2018 and suggest further improvements to this important IASC tool. It is only the second IAHE that utilizes a representative survey of affected populations.
IAHE. This report presents the results of an Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) of the drought response in Ethiopia between 2015 and 2018. An IAHE is an independent assessment of the collective humanitarian response of Inter-Agency Standing Committee member organizations to a specific crisis or theme.2 The global IAHE Steering Group identified the drought response in Ethiopia as a priority, and the Emergency Relief Coordinator formally launched the evaluation in late 2018.
These guidelines are complemented by a series of documents on Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHEs): a) a Conceptual Framework; b) an Engagement and Communications Strategy; and c) a four-Year Rolling Workplan, 2018-2021.
The report presents a synthesis of the three Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations conducted - in the Philippines (2014), South Sudan (2015) and Central African Republic (2015) - seeking to identify key themes, good practices, and challenges encountered by the humanitarian system in responding to large-scale humanitarian crisis.
The Central African Republic (CAR) has been characterized by multiple overlapping crises combining a long history of military coups and rebellions. This situation has caused a sustained economic crisis that has eroded the country’s capacity to provide basic services and protection to its people. Since December 2012 the country has been the stage of widespread insecurity with attacks against the former government which led to its destitution by the Seleka coalition in March 2013.
On the 8th of November 2013, typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) made landfall in the Philippines. The typhoon left around 4 million people homeless, and killed another 6,000. People living in the Philippines already suffered high levels of poverty. Following the typhoon, a large global-scale emergency (L3) was declared. A Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) was deployed to the Philippines, where they drafted an initial Humanitarian Action Plan. On the 10th of December, a Strategic Response Plan (SRP) covering 12 months was released, which provided direction for the rest of the response.
On 15 January 2013, the Emergency Relief Coordinator activated a system-wide Level 3 response to the Syria crisis, which triggered a number of activities, including the mandatory conduct of an Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (IAHE) within 15 months of the L-3 declaration. However, given the regional dimension of the Syria crisis, its complex political nature and the ongoing conflict, the IAHE Steering Group decided to initiate a joint evaluative effort in lieu of an IAHE. To this end, the Syria CALL Initiative was launched.
The conflict that began in December 2013 in South Sudan continues to affect the lives of millions of people. It has been marked by brutal violence against civilians and deepening suffering across the country. Insecurity and active hostilities constrain civilians’ freedom of movement. The major humanitarian consequences are widespread displacement due to the violence; high rates of death, disease, and injuries, severe food insecurity and disrupted livelihoods, and a major malnutrition crisis. South Sudan was declared an L3 emergency on February 11, 2014.