Reviews under the PAF

In 2020, CERF commissioned three independent thematic review: The first of these, conducted by Lydia Pooled, examined the first ever CERF allocation made directly to NGOs. The second study, undertaken by Louisa Seferis, assessed the value added of a CERF allocation specifically for cash and voucher assistance. Lastly, Jeanne Ward examined CERF allocations that supported programming for the prevention and response to gender-based violence. 

CER Review CERF COVID-19 NGO allocation (October 2021)  CER Review CERF cash and voucher assistance (November 2021)
CER Review CERF allocations targeting GBV Prevention
and response (December 2021)
   

In 2019, CERF commissioned two independent thematic reviews: The first of these, conducted by Tasneem Mowjee and Andrew Featherstone, examined CERF support to four priority underfunded areas identified by the ERC in early 2019, including: support for women and girls, including tackling gender-based violence, reproductive health and empowerment, programs targeting disabled people, education in protracted crises and other aspects of protection. The second study, carried out by Glyn Taylor and Edward Rackley, reviewed CERF’s role in small-scale emergencies. 

CER Review

CERF Support to four Underfunded Priority Areas (October 2020)    

CER Review

CERF’s Role in small-scale Emergencies (December 2020)


In 2018, CERF commissioned three independent thematic reviews: The first of these, conducted by Jock Baker and Silvia Hidalgo, examined CERF’s added value to the 2017 hurricane response in Cuba and the Eastern Caribbean, including the potential of a CERF anticipatory approach for forecasted extreme weather events. The second study, carried out by Glyn Taylor, reviewed the fund’s added value to the humanitarian response in the DRC, including strategic questions around CERF’s role in supporting collective operational priorities, as well as CERF’s role in large-scale protracted emergencies more broadly. A third review, conducted by Silvia Hidalgo, looked at CERF’s response to the Venezuela regional refugee and migration crisis, with a focus on the regional allocation.    

CER Review CERF's Added Value in Cuba and the Eastern Caribbean in 2017  CER Review CERF’s Added Value to the Humanitarian Response in DRC 
CER Review CERF's Response to the Venezuela Regional Refugee and Migration Crisis    

In 2017, CERF commissioned one independent thematic review: The review, conducted by Tasneem Mowjee, Jock Baker and Lydia Poole, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response to El Niño in the context of which CERF provided $119 million to El Niño-related activities in 19 countries in 2015/2016. The review also identified lessons for CERF's potential role in supporting early action more systematically, particularly in slow onset emergencies.

CER Review

CERF's Added Value in the Countries Affected by El Niño 

 

 


In 2015, CERF commissioned three independent reviews: The first of these, conducted by Glyn Taylor, examined CERF’s added value to the humanitarian response in Iraq. The second review, carried out by Glyn Taylor and Edward Rackley, looked at CERF’s added value to the humanitarian response in the Syria crisis covering Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. A third review, conducted by Jock Baker, assessed CERF’s added value to the South Sudan crisis covering South Sudan, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.

CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Iraq  CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the Syria Crisis
CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the South Sudan Crisis     

In 2014, CERF commissioned three independent reviews: The first of these, conducted by Barnaby Willitts-King, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Korea. The second review, carried out by Jock Baker, looked at CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Myanmar.  A third review, conducted by Tasneem Mowjee, assessed CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Sudan.  

CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Korea  CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Myanmar
CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Sudan    

In 2013, CERF commissioned four independent reviews: The first of these, conducted by Maria Spaak, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in in the Sahel. The second review, carried out by Silvia Hildalgo, looked at CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  A third review, conducted by Andy Featherstone, assessed CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Pakistan. The fourth review, conducted by Tasneem Mowjee, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Yemen. 

CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the Sahel  CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the Democratic Republic of Congo
CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Pakistan CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Yemen
   

In 2012, CERF commissioned five independent reviews: The first of these, conducted by Glyn Talor and Barnaby Willitts-King, reviewed the value added of the CERF in the humanitarian response to the Horn of Africa drought. The second and third reviews, carried out by Barnaby Willitts-King, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Djibouti and Ethiopia. The fourth and fifth review, conducted by Glyn Taylor, assessed CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Kenya and Somalia. The sixth, conducted by Maria Spaak, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response to the Ivorian refugee crisis covering Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Ghana. The final review, by Tasneem Mowjee, assessed CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in the Philippines.

CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the Horn of Africa CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Djibouti
CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Ethiopia CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Kenya
CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in the Democratic Republic of Somalia CER Review CERF's Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Ghana 
CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Philippines    

In 2011, CERF commissioned four independent reviews: The first and second of these, conducted by Glyn Talor, reviewed the value added of CERF in the humanitarian response in Bolivia and Columbia. The third and fourth reviews, carried out by Tasneem Mowjee, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.

CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Bolivia CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Columbia
CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Ethiopia CER Review

CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Zimbabwe


In 2010, CERF commissioned four independent reviews: Three reviews, conducted by John Watts, reviewed the value added of the CERF in the humanitarian response in Chad, Mauritania and Sri Lanka. The fourth review, carried out by Tasneem Mowjee, examined CERF’s added value in the humanitarian response in Kenya.

CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Chad  CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Mauritania 
CER Review CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Sri Lanka CER Review

CERF’s Added Value in the Humanitarian Response in Kenya