Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

Executive summary

Management response

1 Introduction

1.1          Purpose

1.2          Methodology

2 Context

2.1          The 2011 Horn of Africa crisis

2.2          Entrenched ecological and livelihood vulnerability

2.3          Conflict and instability

2.4          The need for humanitarian assistance

2.6          The context of humanitarian operations in Somalia

3 The Australian response

3.1          Scale of funding

3.2          Triggers and constraints

3.3          Strategic approach

3.4          Funding by partner

3.5         Timeliness of funding for United Nations agencies and the International Committee of the Red Cross

3.6          Timeliness of funding for non-government organisations

3.7          Country allocations

3.8          Funding by sector and form of assistance

4 Delivery of Australian assistance

4.1          Leadership and advocacy

4.2          Coordination

4.3          Staffing levels and support

4.4          Flexibility of funding

4.5          Monitoring partner performance

4.6          Choice of implementing partners

4.7          Appropriateness of NGO funding mechanisms

4.8          Appropriateness of sectoral funding

4.9          Appropriateness of modes of assistance

5 Responding to needs

5.1          Gender

5.2          Local capacities and priorities

5.3          Beneficiary participation

5.4          Addressing vulnerabilities

5.5          Protection

5.6          Recovery and resilience

6 Achievements of Australian assistance

6.1          Impact of the international response

6.2          Partner reporting on results

6.3          Value for money

6.4          Alignment with principles of good humanitarian donorship

7 Recommendations

Abbreviations and acronyms

References

Last Updated: 9 December 2014