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This evaluation looks at the OCBA response in the Upper Nile crisis in 2014. OCBA, with emergency response as its core action, attempts to examine the response in real time. It’s the first time OCBA uses the real time evaluation as a tool for improving their emergency programs. The report describes the way OCBA responded to the needs of the displaced in a volatile context. The analysis focuses on the relevance, appropriateness and effectiveness of the program and coordination between the regular and emergency missions, other MSF sections and various external actors.


La revue critique des projets de Zinder et Magaria couvrant les années 2011 à 2013 a été commissionnée pour évaluer la pertinence et l'efficacité des programmes, l’impact éventuel des changements à l’échelle régionale et nationale sur la capacité de MSF à atteindre ses objectifs et la pertinence des stratégies d’adaptation. Points généraux : L'évaluation confirme les acquis de la mission dans sa capacité de mener à bien les services hospitaliers pédiatriques et nutritionnels de qualité.

Jean-Paul Jemmy et Ingrid Kircher

The MSF-OCG handover process of the nutritional programme in Zinder was evaluated with the objective to assess best practices, challenges and lessons learnt of the handover/integration process of the Zinder CRENI to the hospital, with the main purpose to improve handover processes in such contexts as well as decision-making in future projects. The evaluation has confirmed the pertinence of MSF in Zinder since 2005 and has contributed to the reduction of the infant mortality rate.

Jonathan Novoa Cain

Following the restart of armed fights in South Sudan in December 2013, MSF-OCG responded to the influx of displaced and the consequent health-related needs in Minkaman village. Main findings show that after an initial delay of 6 days between the alert and conducting the first assessment, a timely response has been launched for the displaced persons, with OCG taking the lead on water supply and health care. The top ten priority package was applied with shortcomings particularly in terms of the initial assessment.

Malika Saim and Paula Farias

La chimio-prévention du paludisme saisonnier (CPS) a été mise en œuvre au Niger en 2013, conformément aux recommandations de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et à la politique nationale de lutte contre le paludisme. Elle s’est déroulée sous la forme d’une campagne de masse qui a consisté en l’administration de doses curatives de sulphadoxine-pyriméthamine et d'amodiaquine durant trois jours, à un mois d’intervalle entre juillet et novembre, aux enfants de 3 à 59 mois.

Alena KOSCALOVA, Fassouma OUSMANE and Enrique JIMENEZ

This document describes the Lessons identified during the emergency phase of the OCA Maban intervention. It summarises the successes and challenges encountered during the project, lists the important learning themes arising from these successes and challenges, and includes a set of lessons derived from an analysis of these learning points.

Stockholm Evaluation Unit

In the last decade, while facing increasingly complex “projects”, MSF-OCP has chosen to add means to improve its interventions. This results in the actual growth syndrome of MSF-OCP HQ departments, which is also significantly impacting country coordination (CC) set-ups and means. New scenarios should be tested, notably for mono-projects (to revise), the idea being to reduce CC set-ups whenever possible. Resources' analyses highlight the importance of competent persons to follow (coordinators & key positions), including PCs, with a clearer career path.

Marie‐Laure Le Coconnier

The OCB intervention in Maban started in 2011 and quickly grew to become the single largest intervention for 2012. Within this extremely challenging and rapidly developing context OCB deployed significant resources to meet the needs of the refugee population. The evaluation looks at the first months of the intervention between the time of the initial assessment and the handover to the emergency desk at the height of the emergency. The report finds that the intervention was seen positively and the outputs highly appreciated by everybody involved.

Boris Stringer and David Curtis

The evaluation of National Emergency Pools MSF-OCP in Nigeria, DRC, and Chad, show variable investments and interest by missions. In certain cases there is a true added value that is recognised by teams prepared and backed up by MSF Coordinations and Paris HQs (with or without the E-desk intervention). After several years of functionning, a clearer frame has to be defined: follow up of carrier path, ad-hoc trainings, technical back up notably for emergency interventions. Periods away from emegencies should allow to improve the emergency response set ups with NEPs.


Given the health needs, the relevance of MSF-OCP intervention in Yida refugee camp (60 000) makes no doubts. Analyses highlight reasons for the delay in scaling up the project in emergency phase, April to August 2012 : if at the end, efficacy/efficiency of operations were ensured, lessosn must be drawn from this intervention. Omitting to set up a surveillance system and refusing to engage in non-medical activities constituted strategic failures.

Pauline Busson & Vincent Brown