Real Time Assessment of UNICEF response to COVID-19 at the country Level (Europe & Central Asia)

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Date published
01 May 2021
Real-time evaluation
COVID-19, Gender Equality (SDG), Good health and well-being (SDG), Quality education (SDG)
Croatia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine

UNICEF’s Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) has contracted OPM to undertake a Real-Time Assessment (RTA) of UNICEF’s ongoing COVID-19 response across several countries in Europe and the Central Asia Region (ECAR). This RTA aims to generate, synthesise, and analyse information from different sources in order to take stock and inform a forward-looking reflection on UNICEF’s ongoing response to, and response planning for, COVID-19 at the level of UNICEF country offices (COs). It includes an assessment of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on basic services, and of the quality of the related programme response, and early insights into the outcomes achieved. The RTA is being conducted in two phases, with Phase 1 further divided into two rounds. Both rounds look at the same six focus countries: Croatia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, and Ukraine. Round 1 of Phase 1, undertaken from November 2020 to January 2021, addressed a shorter list of first priority assessment questions, while Round 2, presented in this report, is extending the analysis to secondary priority questions.