Evaluation of the DG ECHO funded Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) in Turkey

The evaluation was commissioned by the WFP Turkey Country Office and covers the  world's largest humanitarian cash transfer - the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN) in Turkey, funded by the Directorate General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO). The evaluation was commissioned to inform changes in programme design and delivery for year two and beyond of the ESSN, and was intended for both accountability and learning purposes. It focused on assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, connectedness and sustainability of the ESSN. Overarching evaluation questions focussed on: the extent to which the ESSN meets the needs of refugees and if its objectives are coherent with national policies and donor strategies; the appropriateness of the single platform approach; the effectiveness of the targeting and coverage performance; the main cost drivers and the proportion of total funding which reached beneficiaries; the alignment of the ESSN with the Turkish refugee response as a whole; and the future prospects of the programme. For keynote insights and findings, see also this Blog