ISG is working with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) on an Independent evaluation of the Swiss headquarters contribution to the ICRC. SDC supports and assists international organisations and the humanitarian aid system as a whole in their ability to deliver results and constantly improve their performance. As host state of the main ICRC headquarters and depositary state of the Geneva Conventions, Switzerland maintains a special relationship with the ICRC. Moreover, Switzerland is the most important donor of the ICRC headquarters budget. This evaluation is meant to assess that funding and specifically:
- how the Swiss headquarters contribution is used by ICRC;
- to what extent the objectives of SDC’s financial contribution and support to ICRC’s headquarters were achieved / are likely to be achieved;
- identify the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives.
The evaluation will develop an evidence base, conduct analysis and make recommendations related to the impact and effectiveness of the SDC-HA’s contribution to ICRC.