Dual disasters: humanitarian aid after the 2004 tsunami

This publication asks, what happens when a humanitarian crisis with political roots interacts with a humanitarian crisis induced by environmental disaster? Focusing on Sri Lanka and Indonesia, countries that were dealing with complex upheavals long before the 2004 tsunami struck, this publication shows how the storm shifted the goals of international aid, altered relations among and… Read more


Children and the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: evaluation of UNICEF’s response in Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives (2005-2008) – overall synthesis report

This report is a summary of an extensive evaluation undertaken by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) of its response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It focuses on Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Maldives — countries that had the most serious damage and received 84 per cent of UNICEF tsunami country-level funds. The evaluation mainly… Read more


An assessment of students’ competency levels in grades 3-9 in Northern and Eastern provinces

This report documents the development, delivery, scoring and processing of a set of tests of Tamil and mathematics for placing displaced and returned learners in the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) in Sri Lanka. The ALP is intended to be a temporary school-based intervention to help students rapidly reach their age-appropriate learning competency thus promoting grade 1-9… Read more


Progress evaluation of the UNICEF education in emergencies and post-crisis transition programme (EEPCT): Sri Lanka case study – evaluation report

The purpose of this evaluation was to identify and assess progress of UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) Programme in Sri Lanka and to enable systematic reflection towards improving programme results. Because of the war, which grew progressively worse over almost 30 years, and the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, the country… Read more


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