Evaluation of MSB’s work in Mali: MSB’s support to OCHA and UNMAS


  • Emma Skeppström

Publish date: 2014-11-05

Report number: FOI-R--3946--SE

Pages: 38

Written in: Swedish


  • Evaluation
  • Humanitarian aid
  • MSB
  • MALI
  • OCHA


The purpose of this evaluation is to provide the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) with lessons from two of its operations in Mali. MSB has supported OCHA with building an inter-agency office in Mopti as well as UNMAS with capacity building of the Malian armed forces and through clearance operations. The main question of the evaluation is to what extent the work of the UN has been affected by the support given by MSB? To answer the question the evaluation investigates the effect, impact and relevance of the operations. The evaluation uses a scale ranging from negative or no effect to large effect to grade the support given. To what extent the operations have taken gender equality and environmental integration into consideration is also examined as these are areas of priority for MSB and. With regards to the support provided to OCHA, the operation's objectives have been achieved, the support was relevant but there is a risk that the operation will not have an impact. The operation has affected the UN but not to a large extent since the impact of the operation is unclear. The operation supporting UNMAS has only partially achieved its intended goals but has been relevant and has had an impact. Therefore, the operation has to a large extent affected the work of the UN. The project is judged in this way even though the goals have not been achieved since the receiving partners feels that it has gotten the requested support and the project has had an impact. As for gender equality and environment, the operations have not worked with these issues in a significant extent.