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Some evaluation reports are public and can be downloaded from this website, while others are restricted to MSF users and can only be accessed via Tukul. This limitation is mainly due to the sensitive nature of the operational contexts and the resulting content. However, there are internal discussions about making all evaluation reports publicly searchable. If you are an MSF association member, reports are made available on various associate platforms such as www.insideOCB.com.

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In 2015, MSF operations and medical directors recognised antibiotic resistance (ABR) as a priority and called for the elaboration of an intersectional roadmap to tackle ABR in MSF projects. The MSF ABR Task Force was consolidated in 2017 with joint medical and operational governance.

These case study reports were produced at the request of MSF-OCBA, under the management of the Vienna Evaluation Unit. They were prepared independently by the respective authors.
09/09/2019

After seven years of existence and shortly before its closure, Cell 2 and the Direction of Operations launched a lessons-learned exercise of the Cardiovascular Emergency Project set at Hospital No. 9 in Grozny, Chechnya. The objective of this review was to relate the main steps and lessons of this so-called "atypical" medical project, at least in the light of MSF's experience, mobilizing a high-tech clinical expertise such as thrombolysis and angiography.

***English and French version available***

This publication was produced by MSF OCP, Cell2, in cooperation with RIDER.
01/03/2019

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 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

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

This evaluation of MSF OCP concerns the review of MSF-OCP's emergency intervention for South-Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, early 2014 (part of an intentional global review of MSF response to crises with major population Displacement - decision IB/5 DG, 2014). Here in Gambella, the response to well-known 11 priorities/refugee needs is checked out systematically - while the initial reactivity is fair, there are some limitations concerning know how in key operational domains (cf details in report).

Michel Janssens, Olivier Blondeau, Vincent Brown
02/10/2015

Cette évaluation de MSF-OCP concerne la revue critique de l’intervention MSF en urgence pour les réfugiés sud-soudanais en Ethiopie, début 2014 (partie de l’intention d’une revue globale des réponses MSF aux crises avec déplacements massifs de pop°– décision du BI/5 DG MSF, 2014). Ici à Gambella, la réponse aux 11 priorités connues / besoins des réfugiés est vérifiée systématiquement – alors que la réactivité initiale est satisfaisante, il existe une certaine perte de savoir-faire dans des domaines opérationnels majeurs (cf détails dans le rapport).

Michel Janssens, Olivier Blondeau, Vincent Brown
02/09/2015

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

The Ebola Workshop in Dakar, held over 3 days in June 2015, brought together experienced Ebola field people and HQ staff from diverse specialties and all MSF sections to reflect on lessons learned so far and make recommendations in the areas of outreach response, patient care, human resources and strategy. Participants placed a high value on intersectional approaches within MSF, and on strong engagement with key external organizations in preparing flexible, adapted, more effective responses to future outbreaks of Ebola or other mass epidemics. 

By Patricia Kahn, with input from Sebastian Stein. Based on summaries by Amanda Tiffany, Roberta Petrucci, Ruth Kauffman and Sebastian Stein.
01/07/2015

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