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Humanitarian Coalition East Africa Drought Appeal: Final Evaluation – Somalia

October 2012 — By Sharon Truelove, Jeff Duncalf

In 2011,  Somalia suffered from one of the worst droughts in 60 years which left more than 13 million people in need of food, water and emergency healthcare. 

Canadian donors contributed $14 million to the Humanitarian Coalition’s joint appeal for East Africa’s drought of 2011. These funds helped to set up activities such as the delivery of emergency food, basic healthcare, and water sanitation kits. Nutrition centres and child education programs also played a significant role in the response.

As part of its commitment to transparency and accountability, the Humanitarian Coalition conducts a series of evaluations both to measure impact and identify lessons learned.

This report provides agency-specific findings pertaining to the Oxfam and Save the Children International projects in Somalia. It was conducted remotely in October 2012. The findings are based on programme reporting and post distributions monitoring documents, internal and external evaluations such as the Smart Vision evaluation for the Save the Children in Somalia (Puntland) project and particularly from the Cash and Voucher Monitoring Group evaluation in 2011-12 (conducted with Oxfam, Save the Children and 12 other NGOs). Detailed discussions with stakeholders (largely agency staff and partners) in Nairobi and in Somalia (remotely) also took place. The report does not attempt to summarise either of the agencies inter­ventions, but to reflect upon their impacts, challenges, gender and cash learning findings.

Two other reports have also been published by the Humanitarian Coalition:

– “Final evaluation report

– “Final evaluation report: Cash programs