DEC Real-Time Response Review of Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal 2022 - Romania Country Report

Conflict Management Consulting
Publication language
Date published
07 Feb 2023
Real-time evaluation
Accountability and Participation, Local capacity, Conflict, violence & peace, Coordination
Ukraine, Romania

On 3 March 2022, DEC launched the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA), which has raised £400 million to date, of which £215 million was allocated in Phase 1 and £86 million spent. 13 Member Charities responded as part of the DEC appeal, working with partners in Ukraine and four neighbouring countries: Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary. As part of its commitment to accountability and learning, the DEC commissioned this Real-Time Response Review, its aim being ‘to instigate collective real-time reflection and learning to inform adjustments across DEC Members’ responses.’ It draws on the experience of initial phase of the response to help formulate lessons to be applied in real-time and to the second phase of the response. The approach of the Review was to support real-time learning as part of the Review process and to further support this and future learning with reports and inputs to workshops. In line with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), which is itself at the centre of the DEC’s Learning and Accountability Framework, the Review was centred on affected people. In execution, it was rapid and light in touch, and used participatory and qualitative methods. It sought to hear from all the main stakeholders (affected people, aid workers, local organisations, DEC Members and others), to reflect and report on what was heard and from this to draw conclusions and propose recommendations. In doing so, it used the 9 commitments of the CHS as the main framework for the discussions

This is the Country Report for Romania of the Real-Time Review (RTR) of the response funded by the Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal (UHA). It follows the Aides Mémoire, draft country reports and a draft of the Synthesis report, taking on board comments received and recent discussions, such as the learning workshops of 4 November and 9 December 2022. This report complements the Country Reports for Poland, Romania, Moldova, Hungary and the Synthesis report. The primary purpose of the RTR is to instigate collective real-time reflection and learning to inform adjustments across DEC Members’ responses. The Review draws on the experiences in the initial phase of the response in order that lessons be applied in real-time and into the second phase of the Members’ programmes. Recognising the lead role played by national and local actors in the crisis response to date, and the DEC’s own commitments to strengthen localisation efforts, attention to how DEC Members are establishing and scaling up their responses in ways that are complementary to and reinforcing of local humanitarian action was an important part of the picture.