Joint After-Action Review of our Humanitarian Response to the Tsunami Crisis

This paper outlines the findings from the Joint After Action Review conducted to evaluate the response to the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Four organisations participated in the review with a goal of improving their joint performance during humanitarian crises.   

The review involved the input of Care, World Vision International, Oxfam GB and Catholic Relief Services.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Note for Readers
  • Acronyms
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Day One
  • Introductions
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Expectations of the workshop
  • Chronology Card Exercise
  • Country Group Discussions
  • Thematic Group Work
  • Day Two
  • Review and Preview
  • Thematic Group Discussions: Report back
  • Envisioning the future
  • Next steps
  • Using Lessons Learned to Support Industry Standards
  • Multi-agency evaluation 
  • Reflection and evaluation
  • Annexes


CARE International, Catholic Relief Services, OXFAM GB & World Vision International, (2005). Joint after-action review of our humanitarian response to the tsunami crisis.

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