The evaluation started with an inception phase during which the evaluation team undertook scoping interviews and a brief mission to the country, besides conducting preliminary desk reviews of key documents. Following these, an inception report with a detailed methodology for conducting the evaluation was produced and discussed with the UNHCR Evaluation Services, which managed the evaluation. The inception phase was followed by desk research to map all available evidence from secondary sources before the evaluation team undertook an extensive country visit to gather evidence from the field. This report brings together findings, conclusions and recommendations from the various processes of the evaluation.
The purpose of the country portfolio evaluation is to generate timely evidence to inform UNHCR’s future operational planning and strategy. The evaluation will inform decisions that strengthen partnerships and programme design in the pursuit of assistance, protection and solutions for UNHCR Persons of Concern and the communities that host them. In addition, the evaluation will seek to analyse and assess the effectiveness of UNHCR’s plans and activities in light of the country context, and the evolving needs of the population, the Government of Angola and its partners. Recent measures, such as the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and the Global Compact on Refugees, should help support UNHCR country operations to be more agile and responsive to evolving contexts and emerging opportunities, as the organization works constructively with new and existing partners, and engages more deeply with UNCTs towards collective outcomes.