Mid-Term Evaluation of UN Joint Programme to Strengthen Urban and Rural Resilience and Conditions for Community Recovery in Syria

The Syrian conflict is having a devastating and lasting impact on Syria and across the region. In response to the crisis the EU (including its Member States) has provided assistance in humanitarian, development, economic and stabilisation assistance since the beginning of the crisis, including a programme titled ‘Programme to strengthen the resilience of the Syrian population and laying the foundations for inclusive recovery processes through conflict-sensitive approaches’ (ENI/2017/040-696). The programme aimed at supporting various initiatives in the field of resilience and early recovery, Housing Land and Property rights (HLP), justice and accountability, conflict sensitive analysis and civil society support.

The European Commission has assigned Tana Copenhagen to evaluate the programme. The focus of the evaluation is on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results of Interventions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs. From this perspective, the evaluation will look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress. The evaluation will provide an understanding of the cause and effect links among: inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts.