Decentralized evaluation of the DG Echo Partnership with UNRWA

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Framework Partnership Agreements between DG ECHO and humanitarian organizations include the contractual obligation to conduct evaluations of each partnership. Such evaluations are an opportunity to learn lessons and improve overall effectiveness.

This document presents the main results, conclusions and recommendations of the evaluation of the partnership between DG ECHO and UNRWA. The work was carried out between June 2008 and January 2009 by a team of 2 consultants from Groupe URD. The evaluation involved numerous interviews in Brussels, as well as field visits in Lebanon, Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza and Jordan.

The evaluation of the DG ECHO-UNRWA partnership took place in coordination with an ongoing external evaluation from an EU Member State, Germany. The coordination between the two processes proved useful and interesting.

Decentralized evaluation of the DG Echo Partnership with UNRWA