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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.

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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

Since MSF’s return to Afghanistan in 2009, its operations on the ground have been monitored with a spyglass, unlike any other mission in this kind of environment. Consequently, OCs have been pushed to innovate but also remain critical vis-a-vis their respective strategies and the overall modus operandi of the Afghan mission. This evaluation of the single representation set up aims to analyse and learn from the current state of affairs of the Afghan mission in view of possible ways forward.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Dan Sermand and Cedric Martin.
17/02/2017

Integration of HIV/TB services is one of the priorities for the MSF movement since 2010 and in particular for OCBA that started hand over of the so-called vertical programs in the same year. This process has finished for the total of 16 vertical HIV programs of MSF-OCBA started since 2005. Integration aims to provide access to HIV/TB care to all populations in need in locations where MSF has implemented regular projects, regardless of the HIV prevalence in places such as CAR (started in 2008), South Sudan (2011) and Niger (2014).

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCBA, under the management of the Athens Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Geraldine Brun and Heinz Henghuber (TL) and managed by the Athens Evaluation Referent Dimitra Kageropoulos.
10/11/2016

The Medical Unit (MU; previously Project Unit) in MSF Australia was established in 2005 to develop a co-ownership of the field operations and expand MSF Australia’s involvement with MSF OCP. Today it includes technical advice for OCP operations as well as training and communication on activities relating to women and child health. The objective of the reflective was to summarize and analyse the contribution of the Medical Unit of MSF Australia to reproductive, women’s and children’s health within the operational capability of MSF OCP.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCP, under the management of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by David Curtis and Nicole Henze. This evaluation was conducted by David Curtis and Nicole Henze on behalf of the MSF Vienna Evaluation Unit.
04/10/2016

The review aimed to capture learnings from this difficult exit process in South Sudan and provides an overview of the root causes identified. Some external factors are linked to the context and the position of the authorities and they must be considered as hard to influence. The internal lessons identified can be addressed by OCB. The two key areas are the communication and working relation with South Sudanese staff and use of the (existing) know-how in OCB in regards to exiting a project.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB's Operational Director, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Sabine Kampmueller of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit.
28/06/2016

This evaluation assesses the results of the entire OCA Wardher project from 2008 – 2015, drawing lessons from this engagement, including on how to best engage in conflict prone and similar fragile context in the future. It is also an opportunity for MSF to reflect on this project for future interventions.  

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCA, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Catherine Lalonde and Jared Mala.
21/04/2016

MSF has received UNITAID grants since 2013. For several financial, operational and opportunistic reasons, the opportunity and adequacy of receiving funds from UNITAID was questioned by the MSF medical and operational directors. In October 2014 the MedOp platform took a decision not to seek any further UNITAID funding for a one-year period-ending in October 2015.

This evaluation was conducted by Nicole Henze on behalf of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit of MSF. Finalised in November 2015. This publication was produced at the request of MSF MedOp, under the management of the Stockholm Evaluation Unit. It was prepared independently by Nicole Henze.
30/12/2015

In October 2013 MSF developed a proposal for a new WHS strategy for meeting the medical humanitarian needs in large scale emergencies. In May 2015, the MSF Stockholm Evaluation Unit commissioned an evaluation of the 2013 MSF Operational Centre Amsterdam (OCA) strategy for a more offensive WHS approach. The evaluation focused on OCA interventions in South Sudan in Jaman, 2012, Bentui in 2014, CAR/Bossangoa and Bangui in 2014 and Ethiopia/Gambella in 2014. The period of evaluation was the first 3 months of the interventions.

26/11/2015

In 2010 the operational prospects for OCB (strategic operational plan) outlined the broad objectives for the coming three years and placed renewed attention on key medical areas including surgery and emergency and acute medicine, bringing about increased investment in two hospital programs where OCB focussed on providing emergency surgical care in third level facilities in Tabarre and Kunduz.

This publication was produced at the request of MSF OCB, under the management of the SEU. It was prepared independently by Juan Luis Dominguez and Jon Gunnarsson.
29/10/2015

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