This evaluation provides an independent, stocktaking, lesson-learning and forward-looking assessment of the EU response to the COVID-19 during the first year of the pandemic in 17 cases study countries and regions: Afghanistan, the Caribbean (Barbados), the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Montenegro. Morocco, Myanmar, the Pacific (Fiji), Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Ukraine, Turkey, and Yemen.
It is also looking at the added value of the early Team Europe approach, while focusing on the EU assistance managed by the European Commission.
The EU response under review focused on three main Team Europe priorities:
- socio-economic support;
- health, water, and sanitation;
- emergency assistance.