Oxfam International (OI) along with its affiliates and partners has been engaged in the humanitarian response after the tsunami struck the South Asian coast in December 2004. In order to increase the effectiveness of the aid funding and to supplement the contextual understanding, Oxfam America has felt the need to have parallel Participatory Action Research (PAR) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities along with the humanitarian support and formulated the Oxfam International Tsunami Disaster Risk reduction and Participatory Action research (OITDRRPAR) program.
In order to have a meaningful exit strategy and to find the effectiveness of the OITDRRPAR program, it is proposed to evaluate the value of the entire program. The overall objective of the impact assessment of OITDRRPAR program is to understand how useful it is to have such a program as part of humanitarian response and how it can be used to influence policy and practice. This is also expected to contribute to the wider humanitarian learning.