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Through an analysis of the events that have marked MSF’s history since 2003, this series of case studies and historical accounts describes the evolution of MSF's humanitarian ambitions, the resistance to these ambitions and the political arrangements that overcame this resistance (or that failed to do so).

edited by Claire Magone, Michaël Neuman, Fabrice Weissman
22/11/2011

The evaluation looks at the process for managing MSF-OCP's construction/rehabilitation projects since 2012. The main problems identified are not related to the process itself, but the way it is put into application. The main users pointed out the long delays (periods of indicision) as being the biggest difficulty, followed by budget/cost issues (cost/m² estimates) , and the quality of constructions (techniques, materials, etc). One of the root causes of delays relates to unclear/incomplete definition of roles and responsibilities = actions to take.

Nicolas Bérubé & Vincent Brown
16/07/2015

MSF OCB commissioned an extensive multi-sectoral critical review of its Ebola intervention. The summary report highlights key findings from all specific reports and draws global conclusions. Lessons have been identified both, for future large scale emergency responses as well as for a next Ebola response. Many of lessons identified are not entirely new, but their importance has been strongly accentuated by the extremity of this health crisis. Priority recommendations are listed in the summary report, while specific recommendations are made in the respective reports.

The following persons have contributed to this report: Virginie Adams, Dr Marie-Pierre Allié, Pierre Beurrier, Murray Biedler, Elio de Bonis, Prof. Robert Colebunder, David Curtis, Gillian Dacey, Veronique de Clerck, Dr Javier Gabaldon, Xavier Henry, Francois Mounis and Veronica Sanchez.
26/04/2016

During the 2014-2015 Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa, MSF built a number of Ebola Treatment Centres (ETCs). MSF set up centres in the three countries at different moments and with different MSF Operational Sections, which resulted in a heterogenic collection of solutions. This review was conducted jointly for all MSF operational centers (OCs). It was commissioned by OCA and was conducted as part of the OCB Ebola review. 

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCA coordinated within a broader review on OCB's response to the Ebola emergency, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Veronica Sanchez Carrera.
01/12/2015

MSF Operational Centre Barcelona Athens (OCBA) conducted an evaluation of MSF’s withdrawal from Liberia and the transfer of the Benson Hospital – managed since 2005 by MSF OCBA - to the Ministry of Health. The aim is to gain knowledge through this handover process. The preceding evaluation on the Benson Hospital project, carried out in August 2008 (S. Delaunay; S Girvin) recognised that, for MSF OCBA, deciding on the most appropriate withdrawal process would be a challenge.

Géraldine Brun
13/07/2010

Towards the end of 2006/ early 2007, MSF-OCB opened a primary health care project in Chhattisgarh, India, part of the Red Corridor within which a low-intensity conflict is taking place between Maoists and Government. The situation remains volatile with potential for the project to remain operational for some years. Within this context, and given no history of previous evaluations, a decision was taken to assess the relevance and impact of the project, as well as the appropriateness of operational strategies in relation to these, including the potential for phase out.

Iesha Singh, Anneli Eriksson and Alexandra Papis
25/01/2011

RIDER, CRASH and Epicentre have finalized a critical review of the operations of MSF France in Borno, Nigeria, from 2015 to 2016.

***English and French version available***

This publication was produced by RIDER, CRASH and Epicentre.
01/03/2019

The MSF Sweden Innovation Unit (SIU) aims to promote innovations that help save lives and alleviate suffering, and to develop a culture of innovation within MSF. Since its initial creation in 2012, the SIU has gone  through a rapid period of development. It has been transformed from a project into a separate unit with activities having become more structured and professional, and the number of innovation initiatives and projects increasing along with the unit size.

This publication was produced at the request of the Sweden Innovation Unit, MSF Sweden, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Patrick Robitaille and Chris Houston.
09/05/2019

This document describes the Lessons identified during the emergency phase of the MSF Sweden (MSFSE) response to the November 2013 Philippines Disaster. It summarises the successes and challenges encountered during the process, lists the important learning themes arising from these successes and challenges, and includes a set of lessons derived from an analysis of these learning themes.

Full Report

This Retrospect was facilitated by the Stockholm Evaluation Unit on behalf of the Project Team. The report has been prepared by Timothy McCann.
12/07/2019

The objective of this lessons learnt exercise was to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the UNITAID grant governance and management model for project achievements in terms of medical (and related) outcomes, strategic decisions, the potential for collaboration between multiple MSF entities and to leverage the learnings for replication in future projects. The exercise showed that the project directly delivered a new, more effective, simpler and much cheaper treatment to patients across seven countries.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCG, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Hugues Juillerat, Sharon McClenaghan and Glenn O’Neil of TRAASS International.
15/01/2019

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