Summary of publication
This is the August 2014 independent review of the Australia-Indonesia Facility for Disaster Reduction (AIFDR) Phase 1.
The focus of this review is primarily on AIFDR’s performance post-2011 given a detailed independent Mid-Term Progress Review (MTR) was completed in that year. The review was conducted over a relatively short time frame with a small two person team. AIFDR’s performance was assessed with reference to three evaluation criteria, namely: relevance, effectiveness and efficiency. AIFDR’s monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management arrangements have also been reviewed and rated. The review found AIFDR was highly relevant to Australia’s development goals in Indonesia, and highly effective in achieving them, however it needed better monitoring and evaluation procedures, along with stronger knowledge management.