Independent report

Evaluation of the DFID Syria Humanitarian Programme

This evaluation is not primarily focused on accountability, but on learning. It seeks to assist DFID to improve its response to the Syria crisis and how it responds to future challenges.



This is a process evaluation of DFID’s humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. It comments on DFID’s management performance and identifies areas for improvement. DFID commissioned this evaluation to consider its work from February 2012 to June 2014, in order to help guide future strategy and programming decisions. Its primary audience is the members of DFID’s Syria Crisis Unit and managers of the Middle East and North African Department. It assumes knowledge of DFID’s approach and programme.

Published 15 February 2016