Federation-wide Livelihood Program Evaluation

Thizy, D.
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Date published
16 Jan 2013
Coordination, Disasters, Earthquakes, Livelihoods

On January 12th 2010, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti’s capital Port-au-­-Prince and its surrounding areas. The earthquake was devastating. More than 220,000 people were killed, with many more left injured and homeless. Due to unplanned urban development and poor construction quality, the level of material destruction was unprecedented. The Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies responded to the emergency and some of its members have implemented livelihood interventions. IFRC Technical Movement Coordination commissioned this evaluation. It was envisaged as a learning exercise and an assessment of the current situation in terms of accountability. The evaluation analyzed information according to OECD/DAC criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coverage and connectedness, accountability, sustainability and impact and complies with ALNAP ethical guidelines and with key evaluation principles. The evaluation took place in October 2012 and had a first phase of data collection based on documentation, followed by a field visit in Haiti where interviews were carried-­-out as well as two field visits to project sites with focus group discussions.