Evaluation of DCA Humanitarian Mine Action & Cluster Munition 2016-2020 Programme

This report presents the findings of an independent evaluation of the four year Dutch funded DanChurchAid (DCA) Humanitarian Mine Action and Cluster Munition Programme. Conclusions of the evaluation report are overall positive regarding DCA's contribution to the programme objectives. Recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness are also mentioned.

The evaluation was commissioned by DanChurchAid and conducted by Tana Copenhagen executed remotely between January-March 2021. Tana assessed the performance of the global programme along OECD-DAC criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, impact and sustainability. The DCA programme was implemented in Mali, Libya, Lebanon and South Sudan between September 2016 and August 2020 and focused on three main elements: technical aspects related to landmine and explosive ordnance removal and identification; risk education to communities; and building national capacities to cope with these two challenges. The findings and recommendations included in the evaluation report will be taken on board as key lessons learned to be integrated in DanChurchAid's future Mine Action programmes.