John Mitchell - Director, ALNAP
Helen Wedgwood - Director, Evaluation Office WFP and IAHE steering group member
Dr Jane Cocking - Humanitarian Director, Oxfam
James Darcy - Author of Evaluation Synthesis and Gap Analysis report
Julia Betts - Peer reviewer of Evaluation Synthesis and Gap Analysis report
The Syria crisis has entered its fifth year with no end in sight. The crisis has produced a wave of displacement of a magnitude not seen since World War II. More than 12 million people are currently in need of humanitarian assistance including 7.6 million internally displaced. But how effective has the humanitarian response proven to be?
Despite the magnitude, severity and impact of this crisis, there has been no system-wide evaluation of the humanitarian response. In lieu of this, the inter-agency Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learned (CALL) has conducted a mapping exercise of evaluative studies on the Syria crisis, followed by a Evaluation Synthesis and Gap Analysis study to try to fill in some of our knowledge.
On behalf of the Inter Agency Humanitarian Evaluation steering group, ALNAP hosts a panel discussion on the findings of this major study, which highlights the lack of analysis around key themes and issues.
About Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learned (CALL)
The inter-agency Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learned (CALL) initiative which was launched, in October 2013; was established by the Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations (IAHEs) steering group and is managed by OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP and ALNAP. It has the following key deliverables: the Syria Learning Portal, the Common Context Analysis, a mapping exercise of evaluative studies on the Syria crisis followed by a Evaluation Synthesis and Gap Analysis. For more information on the Syria CALL please visit http://www.syrialearning.org