In this context, international refugee cooperation has focused on sustaining existing responses while tailoring them to address the additional impact of the pandemic on the overall protection environment.
Understanding how widespread these challenges are, how effective the combined response has been, and what we can learn from innovative actions taken will be crucial to the implementation of current operations and the design of future strategies and plans.
The aim of the evaluation
The purpose of this evaluation is to examine the effectiveness of international cooperation, and the combined response of host states, agencies and non-government and civil society organizations, in ensuring the protection of the rights of refugees during the pandemic. It will seek to identify emerging good practice, innovation and adaptation that can be shared for preparedness and application in future emergencies.
This evaluation will be carried out under the auspices of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition, an independent collaboration of evaluation units from bilateral development co-operation providers, international financial institutions, United Nations system organisations and partner countries. It is managed by the Evaluation Units of UNHCR, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, Governments of Colombia, Uganda, the humanitarian system network ALNAP, and chaired by UNHCR.
Please contact George Bowles for more information.