A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
As we come to the end of 2009 and the closure of Oxfam’s tsunami response, it is an appropriate time to reflect on what was achieved, and what lessons are to be drawn from Oxfam’s experience that will improve assistance in future emergencies.
The final evaluation report highlights some of the best of Oxfam’s experience – strategies and activities to be repeated in other emergency responses – and identifies areas where it needs to do things differently.
The evaluation summary report brings together a summary of recurring issues and themes from across the 14 individual evaluations which comprised the final evaluation and contributions from other evaluations conducted by Oxfam over the past five years.
The executive summaries of the individual evaluation are available via the links below. For the full reports, please send a request to the Oxfam International Secretariat.