Ref N° 613

Evaluation of UNICEF’s Disaster Risk Reduction Programming in Education in East Asia and the Pacific

Pacific regional
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 141 467
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
January 2019
End date
December 2019
Number of staff provided
150 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The overall purpose is to evaluate and guide UNICEF’s Education programming that has a focus on DRR in the region at a strategic level:

  • Assess the extent to which UNICEF’s education programming in EAP has been implemented in line with the expectations of the regional strategy, partners’ expectations and global good practices on mainstreaming DRR in education and successful in strengthening the resilience, including preparedness, of education systems in the region;
  • Assess the extent to which UNICEF’s education programmes are risk informed and adapted to the rapidly changing context and new challenges and global frameworks;
  • Inform any re-positioning efforts deemed necessary at the country level, by suggesting the most relevant priority areas to focus on and identifying relevant and tailored strategies depending on the country/local context; and,
  • At regional level, identify what strategic approaches, programmatic components and intervention modalities can help better position UNICEF in a fast changing EAP region and in support of country programming in achieving the SDG agenda within the strategic directions defined in the new frameworks above.

The broad objective of this assignment is to:

  • Provide evidence on whether regional and country DRR in Education strategies are relevant, effective and sustainable in each context (considering county social-economic status, capacity, fragility etc.);
  • Help adapt and tailor relevant strategies to the specific diverse country contexts (e.g. recognizing the growing risks posed by conflict and climate change (including as it relates to disaster risk));
  • Define the most relevant priority area(s) to focus on; and,
  • Contribute to country, regional, and global learning and UNICEF’s accountability.

Geographic scope of the assignment will cover all countries in the region: Cambodia, China, Indonesia, DPR Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pacific islands (Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Niue, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, Viet Nam. However, the evaluation will give focus to seven priority countries with the highest levels of disaster risk: Myanmar, PNG, Philippines and Fiji and four Pacific Island countries (TBC during Inception Phase).

Type of services provided

  • The evaluation will be retrospective (summative) and cover the period from 2013 to 2018, but it will be forward-looking (formative) in providing conclusions and recommendations for regional- and country-level programming;
  • Evaluation evidence will be assessed using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Development Assistance Committee’s criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and impact. These criteria are prioritized because they capture the evaluation questions presented below. In addition, the evaluation will incorporate equity, gender equality and human rights considerations as cross-cutting issues;
  • Key evaluation questions (and sub-questions) are clustered according to the evaluation criteria provided.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (80 w/d);
  • DDR Expert (70 w/d).

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