A five-year performance review of the PHT (2008-2012) carried out by an independent researcher between September 2012 and February 2013. The objectives of the review were to document a background of the PHT, to assess if the PHT is meeting its objectives (accountability, leadership, coordination and partnerships), to identify recommendations to strengthen the PHT and to contribute to stakeholder knowledge of the humanitarian coordination mechanisms in place in the Pacific.
PHT performance was assessed based on PHT stakeholder feedback gathered in interviews and an online survey. The review also considered relevant stakeholder reports and documents, as well as researcher observations at regional and national workshops and meetings. Key areas assessed included accountability and leadership, cross-cutting issues, effectiveness and timeliness of emergency response, information management, inter-cluster coordination, monitoring and evaluation, national engagement, partnerships and training needs. Respondents included individuals from Pacific Island Governments, UN agencies, NGOs, International Federation of the Red Cross and national societies, donors, and international and regional organizations.
The review was initiated by OCHA Pacific as Secretary of the PHT. It was supported by OCHA Pacific, a PHT Performance Review Advisory Group, the PHT Inter-Cluster Coordination Group and the OCHA Evaluation and Guidance Section.