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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tsunami Evaluation Coalition

HIC - Info Centre:

Background to the Coalition

Early in January 2005, in recognition of the enormous added value of joint evaluations to the humanitarian sector, OCHA and WHO together with the ALNAP Secretariat began to discuss how best to coordinate evaluations of tsunami response. The intention was twofold:

1. To promote a sector-wide approach to evaluations of the tsunami response in order to optimise sector-wide learning.
2. To develop procedures for the future establishment of an evaluation coordination mechanism that could facilitate such an approach.

An interagency and donor meeting was subsequently convened in Geneva on 23 February 2005 to discuss how best to develop this approach. At that meeting participants agreed to constitute an evaluation coalition (subsequently named the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition, or TEC) guided by a Core Management Group. It was also agreed, among other things, that the ALNAP Secretariat would act as the coordinating mechanism for the initiative.

This role was approved by ALNAP's Steering Committee on 18 March 2005, when it was agreed that the Secretariat would perform this function until 31March 2006 through the employment of a Coalition Coordinator. This is in line with Coalition commitments to publish an end-of-year synthesis report in January / February 2006 as well as to coordinate a corresponding series of learning initiatives in partnership with other agencies. The Coordinator will also manage the production of the Online Forum and the evaluation map.

In support of the establishment of a sector-wide approach, the Coalition has drawn on lessons from the recent IDP Synthesis Study, as well as the Joint Evaluation of Emergency Assistance to Rwanda and the work of the World Bank / ProVention Consortium on lessons learned after major natural disasters.*

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Useful Links

Tsunami: Would we do better next time?www.odi.org.uk/annual_report/ar2005/page13_tsunami.pdf

Evaluation of the Impact of Tsunami Response on Local and National Capacitieshttp://www.odi.org.uk/alnap/tec/pdf/capacities_cfp.pdf


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