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Evaluation of Concern Worldwide’s Emergency Response in Masisi, North Kivu, DRC (2012-2013)

2013 — By Sarah Bailey

Populations in eastern DRC have faced serious humanitarian consequences resulting from years of conflict and instability. In Masisi territory in the province of North Kivu, Concern Worldwide has provided emergency assistance since 2008 in order to respond to humanitarian needs created by cycles of displacement and return. From August 2012 to August 2013, Concern provided three types of cash-based assistance – vouchers that could be exchanged for a wide variety of household goods, seeds and school fees; unconditional cash transfers; and cash for work (CFW).

This report is the result of an OFDA-funded evaluation of the emergency assistance provided in 2012/13. The evaluation focused on understanding the results of the intervention and generating lessons to inform Concern’s programming in Masisi and beyond. It sought to assess the appropriateness / relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and impact of the project; identify lessons learned and provide practical recommendations to Concern for future programming; and support the organisation’s commitments to accountability to donors, government, public, and beneficiaries. The evaluation was led by an independent consultant who worked with staff from Concern and its Masisi partner organisation to undertake fieldwork in August 2013.