Subject: UNTAET: Timorese To Assess Aid Projects


Timorese To Assess Aid Projects

A team of nine East Timorese NGO representatives commissioned by UNTAET will conduct an assessment of the humanitarian assistance projects conducted by the international aid agencies in East Timor.

On the basis of two samples, Manatuto and Suai, the evaluation will look into projects providing aid in shelter, health services and food. The mission intends to scrutinize the effectiveness of the assistance from the beneficiaries point of view by listening to how the population sees the aid projects in the three areas.

The final report of the team will be written by the end of May and will be used by UNTAET as a material for the Lisbon conference to be held in June.

The idea for the evaluation came from Timorese NGOs and was accepted and supported by UNTAET, which views it as a great tool of direct assessment of community appreciation of different projects. The mission is likely to be the first of many similar missions to assess other projects that are being implemented or will be implemented in the future. 

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