The Transforming Surge Capacity project (TSC) (2015-2018) has sought to improve surge capacity across the sector by increasing the capacity of surge personnel; piloting joint rosters to improve organisational surge capacity; and building evidence for collaborative and localised surge approaches. The consortium of 11 UK-based humanitarian agencies and two technical partners worked through two national platforms in Pakistan and the Philippines; an Asian regional platform based in Bangkok, Thailand; and a global platform in London, UK.
This newly published evaluation report presents the findings and recommendations from the final evaluation of the TSC project conducted between November 2017 and February 2018. Building on the wealth of knowledge and learnings acquired throughout the project, the evaluation reviews progress and evaluates the extent to which the project was successful in achieving its goals.
The report finds that the TSC project was ambitious, innovative and ultimately successful in piloting different approaches to surge across its four platforms. Among the project’s key achievements were the development of collaborative and localised rosters in Pakistan, the Philippines and a regional roster for Asia; a series of pilot projects exploring different ways for more effective surge practices; and developing training and embedding learning aimed improving surge capacity within and beyond project consortium agencies. Overall, the TSC project has demonstrated the value of collaboration and localisation as critical to delivering effective surge in humanitarian response.
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