Humanitarian Access SCORE Report: Central African Republic

Under the CORE research programme, supported by the Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/OFDA), Humanitarian Outcomes is studying how aid is delivered in hard-to-access conflict areas. In partnership with GeoPoll, the project conducts remote telephone surveys of crisis-affected people on their perceptions of the effectiveness of the aid response and the access challenges in their areas. Combined with key informant interviews of humanitarian responders and other contextual research, the survey results help identify the humanitarian providers and practices that have achieved the greatest presence and coverage in difficult environments.

This SCORE report features findings from a survey of 555 people in Central African Republic (CAR) (57% male, 43% female) conducted 17–23 March 2020. Surveys were conducted in French by live operators and covered all 16 prefectures. The research team also conducted anonymous interviews with a dozen key humanitarian actors in CAR, including NGOs, UN agencies and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

More information on the SCORE methodology, including the survey instrument and an interactive dashboard of all response data, is available on the CORE project page.

Suggested Citation


Stoddard, A., Harvey, P., Czwarno, M. & Breckenridge, M-J. (2020). Humanitarian Access SCORE Report: Central African Republic Survey on the Coverage, Operational Reach, and Effectiveness of Humanitarian Aid. Humanitarian Outcomes.