The activities under our research component consist of routine quarterly monitoring through site visit observation, individual or households surveys, FGD (Focus Group Discussions) and KIIs (Key Informant Interviews). The aim of the research is to gather insights on the programmes implemented under BRAER, identify good practices and bottlenecks, to ensure continuous programme improvement and adaptation, benefitting both FCDO and its implementing partners. The findings from the research are discussed with partners through Joint Analysis Workshops, facilitating the joint elaboration of recommendations for programme adaptation.  Under this work stream, U-Learn carries out other research pieces such as deep-dives, and ad-hoc assessments under the scope of the themes identified with the Learning Agenda and consultations with key stakeholders of the Ugandan humanitarian landscape.


Assessments by U-Learn

Refugee Engagement Forum in Uganda Good Practice Study

The Refugee Engagement Forum (REF) has proven to be a successful model for sustained refugee participation in national decision-making. Whilst it is not yet very well known, its unique structure and demonstrated value have the potential to inspire other countries to adopt a similar approach. As a result, the REF Good Practice Study was instigated to identify key lessons and successes from the REF, and to document the Ugandan experience for the benefit of those in and outside of Uganda. Download full study here.

Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Assessment

In the framework of the support to the COVID-19 response in Uganda, U-Learn conducted its first deep-dive assessment on the topic of COVID-19 Risk Communication and Community Engagement. The deep-dive was designed consultation with the Risk Communication Social Mobilization and Community Engagement (RCSM-CE) Pillar, the Communication with Communities (CWC) group, the Assessment Technical Working Group (ATWG) and bilateral consultation with other actors. The assessment aimed to strengthen the evidence base surrounding risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) approaches in Uganda, exploring information accessibility, communication modalities, risk perceptions and behavior changes in particular in refugee communities, to inform the successful delivery of RCCE.