Evaluation of UNICEF's Emergency Preparedness Systems

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Date published
01 Dec 2013
Policy evaluation
Partnerships, Children & youth, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Recovery and Resillience
Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Morocco

The evaluation examines the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, connectedness, sustainability and coverage of UNICEF’s current Emergency Preparedness (EP) systems across its global operations. Its main purpose is to help UNICEF become better prepared for the wide range of emergencies it faces – and to blunt the effects of emergencies when they do occur – and thus help it save more lives and reduce human suffering in ever-better ways. In order to look both back and ahead, the evaluation considers the evolution of UNICEF’s EP systems to date as a means of tracking progress. The evaluation is both summative and formative (with emphasis on the latter).