Mid-Term Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Gita Response and Recovery Program in Tonga - August 2019
Summary of publication
The independent mid-term evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Gita Response and Recovery Program in Tonga (AUD12.2 million, 2018-21) assessed the quality and impact of Australia’s Tropical Cyclone Gita response and recovery package to date. Findings from the mid-term evaluation will be used to, steer the ongoing, DFAT-funded recovery package; shape advocacy on both the broader recovery efforts continuing in-country, as well as disaster risk management and preparedness to mitigate the impacts of natural hazards in Tonga; and provide lessons learned for future Australian humanitarian responses in both Tonga and the broader Pacific region, noting the region’s high vulnerability to natural disasters and Australia’s strong commitment to humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery. The evaluation examined Australia’s humanitarian response and the transition into recovery.