Real-time Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Syria Country Programme (2016 – 2019)

September 20, 2018


UNDP Syria had been actively involved in a Resilience Building and Early Recovery Programme since the onset of the crisis. The program’s primary objective was to bolster the resilience of the Syrian population in the face of ongoing challenges, enabling those whose livelihoods had been severely affected to recover and rebuild their lives. This effort included providing rapid employment opportunities and improving access to basic services, with a particular emphasis on marginalized groups such as female-headed households, persons with disabilities, and youth.

The program operated on an area-based approach, collaborating with a diverse range of partners, including Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Community and Faith-Based Organizations (CBOs, FBOs), and national institutions. UNDP Syria also directly implemented certain aspects of the program in cooperation with local communities and the private sector.

Triangle’s Assessment:

  • Evaluation Framework: Triangle adopted a systems approach to resilience analysis, grounded in the methodology devised by the OECD. This approach analyzed community-level systems’ responses to shocks and change, and it was merged with the Sustainable Livelihoods Framework to evaluate the well-being of communities across various asset categories.
  • Methodological Process: The assessment comprised three phases: Inception (Preparation), Implementation, and Analysis & Reporting. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected through surveys, key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Data analysis involved grounded theory for qualitative data and statistical software for quantitative data.
  • Research Activities: The Inception Phase included a kick-off meeting, literature review, inception interviews, and the development of research tools. The Implementation Phase encompassed data collection through surveys and interviews, while the Analysis & Reporting Phase involved data analysis, report compilation, and presentations of findings.
  • Deliverables: The project delivered a Research Protocol (Inception Report), Preliminary Findings Presentation, Draft Outcome Evaluation Report, and a Final Evaluation Report. These deliverables went through feedback and revision processes before final submission to UNDP.

Real-time Outcome Evaluation of the UNDP Syria Country Programme (2016 – 2019)


September 2018-February 2019 

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