Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation Learning Paper: COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

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Date published
15 Apr 2022
Thematic evaluation
COVID-19, Epidemics & pandemics, Response and recovery

On 25 March 2020, just two weeks after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global pandemic, the IASC launched the GHRP – the humanitarian community’s first ever event-specific global appeal. OCHA coordinated the GHRP to address the immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, with an initial financial request of US$2.01 billion to respond to urgent humanitarian needs in 54 countries between April to December 2020.

The Learning Paper seeks to answer the following main questions:

▪ How beneficial was the GHRP process as a new approach for collectively responding to the demands of a global crisis?

▪ To what extent did the GHRP process facilitate an inclusive and well-coordinated response?