Evaluation of the OCHA and UNOCHA Response and Coordination Services During the Emergency in Afghanistan July 2001 to July 2002

One year into this new phase of the Afghan crisis, the Evaluation and Studies Unit (ESU) of the OCHA commissioned an external evaluation to look at the response and coordination services provided by both OCHA and UNOCHA in support of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan during the critical phase going from July 2001 to July 2002. The period covers the full span of the transition that the humanitarian structure of the United Nations went through in Afghanistan: from the final weeks of a protracted humanitarian situation up to the phasing out of UNOCHA and the assumption by a new integrated United Mission of the responsibility for the coordination of international assistance. This document is set out to outline the findings of the evaluation team, in terms of the assisstance method and strategic framework used by OCHA and UNOCHA.