Paper: Evaluation of the Turkey Earthquake Response Coordination Mechanism

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Paper authors Talha Keskin
In panel on Collaboration and Partnership: Strengthening Civil Space through Coordination Mechanisms
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The recent earthquake in Turkey has caused widespread devastation, leaving millions of people in need of humanitarian assistance. In response, 5 days after the earthquake the Turkish government called UN to establish a coordination mechanism to bring together government agencies, international organizations, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure that relief efforts are effective and efficient

This policy brief examines the effectiveness and efficiency of the Turkey earthquake response coordination mechanism for Turkish local humanitarian NGOs. The brief focuses on the challenges and advantages of the coordination mechanism for Turkish humanitarian NGOs. The brief also provides recommendations.

The methodology for this policy brief involves a review of the literature on coordination in humanitarian response, as well as interviews mainly with Turkish humanitarian NGOs, but also sector coordinators, UN agencies, governmental agencies that have been involved in the earthquake response. The interviews were conducted using a semi-structured format, and the data was analyzed using thematic analysis.