Philippines 2014

GEG  deployment of a Team Leader to conduct Real Time Evaluation of the IFRC response to Typhoon Haiyan

Background:  Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) was the strongest typhoon ever to hit the Philippines and made landfall on November 8th, 2013. The humanitarian impact of the typhoon was massive, due to the deadly combination of powerful winds, heavy rain and tsunami-like storm surges which wiped out a number of coastal towns and cities, most notably Tacloban and communities along the coast south of Tacloban on Eastern Leyte. A total of 3.4 million families (16 million people) were estimated to be directly affected by Typhoon Haiyan in 12,122 barangays (villages) across 44 provinces in 591 municipalities and 57 cities. IFRC mobilized the full resources of its global network in support of the Philippine Red Cross in response to this devastating typhoon.

Requirement: Team Leader with significant IFRC humanitarian response experience as well as the technical capacity to manage a rigorous real-time evaluation.

GEG Contribution: From February to March 2014, GEG led the real-time evaluation (RTE) of the IFRC response to Typhoon Haiyan. The RTE team (composed of one external evaluator and three Red Cross and Red Crescent staff) used a rigorous participatory and analytical approach that involved collection and review of existing secondary data (quantitative and qualitative), direct observation, semi-structured key informant interviews, focus groups, workshops and a survey. The team conducted three weeks of fieldwork during March 2014 that included data collection and workshops in the Philippines (Tacloban, Cebu, Iloilo and Manila), Kuala Lumpur and Geneva. Based on the initial findings, field workshops were conducted that directly created Frameworks for Action (FFA) aimed at addressing key operational challenges in the Philippines.



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