Project Description

Client: Oxford Policy Management / DFID
Location: African Union, Desk-based
Year: 2016-2017
Area of Work: Evaluation strategy; risk insurance mechanism; climate change adaptation.

ARC is an innovative African Union Initiative aimed at combining the concepts of early warning, disaster risk management, and risk finance, to create an African-owned disaster response system across the continent that enables African governments to better meet the needs of people at risk of disasters. The evaluation has a ten year timescale (2015-2024) to allow for the study of developments in ARC as an organisation, the uptake of ARC products and services over time, and ultimately in the impact ARC is able to have on reducing vulnerability to disasters across Africa.

RM contributed to the design of Africa Risk Capacity programme evaluation strategy, leading the development of the theory of change and evaluation framework with a strong focus on its institutional and governance arrangements.