Ethiopia Joint Emergency Operation Program (JEOP)

USAID implemented the Joint Emergency Operation Program (JEOP) to provide emergency food distribution to vulnerable households in Ethiopia as a result of food insecurity stemming from civil conflict within the country.  IBTCI was contracted by USAID to assess the management systems of JEOP partners in Ethiopia.  IBTCI evaluated the distribution of food aid, the food management and internal control systems, reporting that was done, and identified lessons learned. IBTCI utilized a field team to review and analyze these themes across the four regions where JEOP has been implemented to assess a sample of primary warehouses, final distribution points (FDPs), and to conduct End-Use monitoring of beneficiaries coming from two random villages served by each of the selected FDPs for review. Field visits were completed in the regions of Tigray and Amhara, the eastern woredas of the Oromia region, and the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR).  IBTCI conducted primary warehouse reviews with warehouse managers and storekeepers and FDP reviews with field office managers, storekeepers, commodity accountants, and distributors.