The following conclusions and recommendations have been generated and reflect the most important findings and observations by the evaluation mission of the consolidation of the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) in Central and Eastern Africa. This evaluation report assesses the overall results and impact of the programme from inception to date and provides an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the IPC approach in the 5 core countries under consideration (Burundi, DR Congo, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda). The external evaluation took place between November 2010 and January 2011.
A. Relevance of IPC tool
The IPC tool, process and products have been found relevant in all countries to differing degrees, all within the context of the disaster management cycle.
The IPC tool, its promotion among stakeholders at regional and (sub-) national level is coherent with the mandates of ECHO, FAO and other IPC Global Partners and initiatives that aim to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian aid as well as accountability of the donors and other actors operating in this field.