Projects Asia & The Pacific

Multi-agency Evaluation of Tsunami Response: Thailand and Indonesia

CARE International | 2005

InterWorks led a team conducting an evaluation to assess effectiveness, coverage and sustainability of CARE’s and World Vision’s tsunami response in Thailand and Indonesia. As part of the evaluation, levels of coordination and potential areas for collaboration were assessed. The aim of the evaluation was to make recommendations based on lessons learned from identifying examples of good practice and missed opportunities – the overall objective being to use these lessons learned and recommendations to improve future emergency response and programme planning. The evaluation was commissioned by CARE International and World Vision International.

The three-person team consisted of one independent consultant and representatives from CARE International and World Vision international. The team was also joined by an independent consulting team that collected data through key informant interviews, focus groups and document review. The evaluation highlighted that a lack of national and local preparedness and warning systems was the greatest ‘missed opportunity.’