Midterm Evaluation of "Building Resilience Among Rohingya Refugees and Host Communities in Cox's Bazar" Programme



Cox’s Bazar District is currently hosting 860,000 Rohingya refugees, nearly all of whom are living in 34 congested camps in the district. This crisis has created a challenging situation for Bangladesh, particularly for the communities in Cox’s Bazar District, one of the worst-performing in terms of child related development indicators and vulnerability to natural disasters. To address the context and conditions in Cox’s Bazar, the European Union funded a programme specifically designed to build the resilience among Rohingya refugees in Camps 7 and 15 and across the host communities of Pekua and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar, in an integrated manner. In these areas, UNICEF is working to support children under 5, school-aged children, adolescents and mothers along with the community (including vulnerable groups) more broadly. This midterm evaluation is planned to assess this first phase of the programme (DEVCO-I) on the progress of activities and results to-date, specifically by: 1. Assessing the relevance, coherence, and coverage of this programme, considering gender, human rights, COVID, and recent disasters 2. Assessing the quality and fidelity of implementation of the programme’s activities, including their internal integration as well as coordination with other agencies 3. Assessing the effectiveness and efficiency of the programme as well as progress towards impact on both the Rohingya refugees and the host communities, considering differences in gender, age, and ability, and the effects of COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters 4. Identifying the programme’s current strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities of the integrated model of intervention, identifying indications of connectedness, sustainability, and systemic change for both Rohingya and host communities 5. Drawing lessons learned & recommendations for further improvement of the programme immediately and in future phases, as well as for similar contexts in resilience building of refugee populations

Report Details


  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Report Type

  • Project/Programme


  • Bangladesh

Completed Date

  • May 2022

Consultant Name

Agency Focal Person

Agency Focal Person Email


  • 153

Joint Evaluation

  • N/A

Pooled Funding Evaluation

  • N/A


  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger