In 2017, IOD PARC conducted the Regional Baseline Study for the Danish Red Cross’ MADAD Programme ‘Addressing vulnerabilities of refugees and host communities in five countries affected by the Syria Crisis’, implemented in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.
The MADAD programme focused on health and livelihoods as well as on strengthening the capacity of Red Cross and Red Crescent national societies to identify vulnerable populations. The overall objective of the programme was to contribute to the wellbeing, resilience and coexistence among vulnerable refugees and host communities in countries affected by the Syria crisis, with the aim to ultimately contribute to stability in the region.
The Baseline Study served to operationalise the MADAD programme’s monitoring and evaluation system. To achieve this, IOD PARC produced accurate benchmarking of indicators for the programme’s specific objectives, a review of programme targets, the definition of the indicators and the development of monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies. The Baseline Study drew on focus group discussions and household survey responses from over 3,000 beneficiaries in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, Turkey and Egypt.