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2019 EO: Evaluation of the UNICEF Level 3 Crisis Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Executive summary


The object of this evaluation is the UNICEF response to the humanitarian crisis in the Kasai region of DRC following the declaration on 1 August 2017 of a Level 3 corporate emergency in accordance with the UNICEF corporate emergency activation procedure (CEAP). The evaluation also covers the response in Tanganyika and South Kivu regions following the extension of the L3 to cover these provinces in October 2017. The programmatic focus of the exercise is on the education and child protection sectors, with some attention to other sectors when relevant.
The purpose of the evaluation is to contribute to UNICEF efforts to support the affected population in DRC by providing an impartial assessment of the organization’s response to the crisis. Given the protracted nature of the crisis (initial L3 activation in August 2017, with a renewal until end February 2019), the evaluation is also forward-looking and takes due consideration of the humanitarian development nexus.


This evaluation of the UNICEF Level 3 crisis response (L3) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was commissioned by the UNICEF Evaluation Office in New York. As expressed in the Terms of Reference (Annex 1)*, this evaluation utilizes the ‘Rapid and Timely Humanitarian Evaluation’ (RTHE) approach, which prioritizes the process and learning associated with the L3 evaluation as much as the evaluation findings. The evaluation was triggered as per the UNICEF Evaluation Policy, which requires that protracted L3 emergencies should be evaluated once every three years. 

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Report information

Year: 2019

Office: Evaluation Office

Region: Headquarters

Type: Evaluation

Theme: Humanitarian; Social Policy

Sequence # Evaluation Office/65/2019/16558

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