Since June, CHC (on behalf of the UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office) has been conducting a learning focused evaluation (LFE) of the UNICEF Mozambique response to the Cabo Delgado crisis vis-a’-vis issues of appropriateness effectiveness, coverage, connectedness and coordination; with a specific focus on the adaptiveness of the response and how it has addressed marginalization and depravation. CHC will provide a preliminary assessment of the response and draw out key learnings and recommendations to equip UNICEF Mozambique decision-makers with the information they need to support formulation of Mozambique Country Office’s transition from Level 2 emergency to a long-term strategy for the conflict affected northern provinces as part of the new Country Programme Document.
In the inception phase in July, CHC carried out a desk review and convened meetings with the internal UNICEF Evaluation Reference Group (ERG) and external Strategic Advisory Group (SAG) for the evaluation. Field work in Pemba, Montepuez and Metuge has now commenced and will involve key informant interviews and focus group discussions with affected populations, implementing partners and government representatives.
In August, CHC will have facilitate a learning event for the ERG where we will share findings and co-create conclusions and recommendations. We will also validate the conclusions and share recommendations at a SAG meeting. The work is due to end in early October