Ethiopia Disaster Risk Management and Livelihood Recovery Programme : Midterm Evaluation Report (2014)

Evaluation and Lessons Learned
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This document presents the mid-term evaluation (MTE) report of the ―Disaster Risk Management and Livelihood Recovery program‖ (DRR/LR) in Ethiopia. The overall goal of the program is to enhance institutional capacities for disaster risk reduction and ensure effective policy, program and planning from federal to community levels in the country. More specifically, the outcome is enhanced institutional capacity to lead cost- effective, systematic and sustainable actions towards the protection of lives, livelihoods and property of vulnerable population through a reduction in the risks and impacts of disasters.

The DRR/LR is a multi-donor and multi-year program and it is being implemented since 2010 in the most hazard prone regions of the country. At Regional level, the program is working in Afar, Gambela, Oromia, and Somali regions. At Federal level, strategic policy support has been provided to the Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) with the support of multiple donors (including Switzerland, Japan, and African Union) and UNDP core resources. The program is being implemented in partnership with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia under a national Implementation modality (NIM). The Disaster Risk Management and Food Security Sector (DRMFSS) of Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED) are the responsible agencies for implementation, with technical and financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).