On February 8, 2017, eight months after WHO declared the end of Ebola virus transmission in the country, Guinean authorities declared an outbreak of measles. During the preparation phase, MSF decided to conduct an evaluation simultaneously with the rolling-out of the vaccination campaign. The objective of this real-time evaluation of the campaign concerned its appropriateness, timeliness, effectiveness, impact and coverage.

The Codification Project had the objective of ‘Creating a common language for MSF’s articles’ and to that ends worked on the delivery of a central database known as UniData. This evaluation assessed the extent to which the project's 1st phase has been successful and making recommendations for improvements in the future.

This review aims to “encapsulate how regionalisation is understood and enacted in MSF and provide clarity for dialogue on best practices and lessons learned”. The study was limited to the experiences with MSF Southern Africa, South Asia, Latin America and East Africa as Regional Associations; the Movement-Wide Association; the ‘Nordic’; MSF Hong Kong; and the institutional thinking behind these Regional Associative Initiatives. 

A set of internal evaluations and reviews done in 2013 and 2014 led to the adoption of a new frame for medical support to the field in MSF operational Centre of Geneva (OCG).

"The Prospects" is the main OCB Operational guiding document aiming to show strategic choices of OCB Operational priorities for a defined period. This light review was set to understand if the Prospects is still largely a relevant tool, whilst looking at the relative success in reaching the ambitions for the period 2014 to 2017. 


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Based on the analysis of a widening gap between humanitarian needs and the aid sector’s response in complex emergencies, MSF-OCBA has placed its operational focus on interventions in armed conflict and emergencies. A comprehensive advocacy initiative – The Emergency Gap Project – has accompanied and supported the operational effort. Having met its operational Strategic Plan ambitions, OCBA commissioned a review of its emergency response and support capacity with the aim to identify the enabling and disabling factors.

This document describes the project Lessons identified at the end of the market entry planning phase for MSF in Finland. It summarises the successes and challenges encountered during the project, lists the learning themes arising from these successes and challenges, and includes a set of lessons derived from an analysis of these learning points. The Annex contains a proposed (brief) framework with criteria and pre-requisites for a successful Market Entry Plan in MSF based on this experience. NOTE: This is not an evaluation and therefore there is no ambition for independent judgement.

In 2013, MSF Sweden contracted a third-party service provider to set up a medical course known as Humanitarian Health Assistance (HHA). HHA is targeted at doctors and nurses recently recruited by MSF. Its objective is to prepare them for their first mission with MSF. The course, accredited with 15 ETCs, is organized by the Swedish Red Cross University College with Karolinska Institutet. This evaluation aims at fostering a better understanding of course outputs and outcomes, in order to support informed decisions to move forward.

 In May 2015, MSF launched an  intersectional pool management system for international field communication profiles and positions. The main rationale triggering the initiative was the difficulty to recruit and retain competent communication professionals for field positions, as well as the willingness to invest in field capacity and serve operations better.  This evaluation aims at capitalizing on lessons learned during the pilot phase as well as providing adequate information and recommendations to support decision-making regarding the way forward.