Published: December 2019
This report compares the three individual evaluations commissioned by IOM, UNICEF and UNHCR. There are elements in all three evaluation reports that touch on collective action, and comparing these reports give a wider and deeper look at the response. This is especially true when one considers the range of services the three agencies collectively provide, the leadership responsibilities of all three and the unique legal mandate of UNHCR. However, this is not the same as an evaluation specifically designed to focus on collective performance. The purpose of this evaluation synthesis, then, is to provide a consolidated picture of the response of the three United Nations actors and to draw lessons learned, which should inform future efforts both for the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and for other refugee and humanitarian responses worldwide. The synthesis report summarizes the inter-agency emergency response to date, identifies commonalities and differences, and consolidates conclusions and recommendations.