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External Evaluation of Global Cluster Approach to Early Recovery Coordination

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Valid until:   08/12/2016



Scope of Work
UNDP is committed to advance better coherence across humanitarian and development communities as a corporate priority, with the intention of working towards a comprehensive approach to system-wide coherence in crisis response. A core part of this engagement is to look at the effectiveness and ability of the organisation to operationalize development interventions from the very first moments of a crisis situation in the context of a cluster lead. A second element is to assess whether UNDP has been and is in a position to provide leadership to its Early Recovery Cluster members and the wider humanitarian cluster system. Third, whether UNDP has been able to impact a strategic vision that links humanitarian and development leadership in a country to strive towards a crisis response that enables sustainable development.

In operationalizing the commitments coming out of the WHS, UNDP is looking to undertake a strategic review of its overall engagement in crisis situations, including that of its presence and substantive offer within the humanitarian
system. The momentum provided by the WHS commitments, the upcoming new UNDP strategic plan and the recent organizational structural changes, present an opportunity to take stock of both the operational and policy aspects of UNDP’s engagement in the humanitarian space and the forefront of the humanitarian and development nexus debate. 

The purpose of the evaluation is therefore three-fold and the evaluation will be conducted with the following scope:
A. To review the Early Recovery Cluster’s work; its operational functionality, efficiency and effectiveness both at global and country levels. This includes taking stock of issues such as: UNDP leadership and UNDP cluster support including: capacity, trainings, funding, tracking systems, deployments, country support, the role of the SAG etc.

B. To evaluate the overall outcomes and impact of the Early Recovery Cluster including the effectiveness of policies, standards and strategic responses to crisis in country situations where the cluster plays an early recovery advisory function to the RC/HC.

C. To provide a set of core recommendations that can inform UNDP towards the most appropriate way of engaging and supporting within the realm of the humanitarian aid system and in the context of the WHS outcomes. Each identified recommendation should have a clear roadmap on how UNDP can operationalize the identified recommendations. This should also include a new Theory of Change that can be implemented within the humanitarian – development nexus debate.



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