For many years, the NZ Red Cross Society (NZRC) has provided personnel for both IFRC and ICRC missions through its International Delegates Programme (IDP). The Strategic Objective of the programme is: “To recruit, train, place and support appropriately skilled personnel for International Red Cross movement field operations.”
Under a four year funding arrangement which began on 1 July 2004 and ends on 30 June 2008, NZAID has provided $NZ500 000 annually towards the cost of running the NZRC International Delegates Programme (IDP).
This evaluation aims to assess the effectiveness of the IDP in terms of training and supplying appropriate personnel who have played effective roles in the assignments given to them.
Information was collected through a review of documentation and interviews and questionnaires completed by current and recent delegates and International Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)/ International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) staff.