IFRC Management Response Syria Crisis Real Time Evaluation (RTE)

Date published
10 Dec 2014
Evaluation reports
Coordination, Leadership and Decisionmaking, Organisational
Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies

This document summarises the Management Response to the recommendations of the Real Time Evaluation (RTE) of the IFRC response to the Syria crisis (2012-2014). The management response aims to ensure effective follow-up of the recommendations and points raised in the evaluation through outlining the appropriate actions and timeframes for implementation. The management response and final RTE report are made public on the IFRC website and are shared with key stakeholders. The management response below outlines a short summary response to the overall content of the RTE and then responds to each recommendation individually.

According to the TOR, the core questions for the RTE were:

1. How well did the IFRC secretariat coordinate its response internally and with other
Red Cross Red Crescent Movement actors?
2. What were the challenges and opportunities of a multi-country (multi-zone)
3. How has the IFRC dealt with and learnt from a long-term, chronic crisis of this

The main focus of the evaluation was on the IFRC Secretariat, and on Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Syria, where the RTE team made visits. The Host National Societies in the region, and the ICRC, were informants to the evaluation, rather than objects of the evaluation.

The RTE report provides three sets of recommendations, largely addressed to the Secretariat: 1) for the four countries reviewed, 2) for the Syria crisis response at a regional level, and 3) general recommendations drawn from the RTE, but not specific to the Syria response.