The overall purpose of the COVID-19 Global Evaluation Coalition is to foster collaboration, create synergies, and avoid duplication. The Coalition will improve the speed and quality of evaluation, analysis, and communication in ways that provide credible evaluative evidence that will:
- Inform policy makers and implementers to support a more effective (collective) response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Generate lessons and good practices, and facilitate learning for future global crises.
- Provide a basis for accountability of development partners, including the provision of information to the public.
To the extent possible, we aim to provide evaluation evidence for the response as it is ongoing, making this “real time” evaluative work. In addition, ex-post evaluations will look at longer-term effects.
Overall the collective evaluation work will examine, to varying degrees, the relevance, effectiveness, coherence, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the international development and humanitarian co-operation provided to ODA-eligible recipients across all three non-clinical dimensions of the pandemic: the direct health response, the secondary effects, and building back better. The evaluative work will focus on the role of international development and humanitarian co-operation, both bilateral and multilateral, and the extent to which partners effectively supported local and national efforts.