disaster risk reduction

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Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience

Since 2011, USAID/OFDA has provided more than $1.5 million to the CADRE program, enabling USAID/OFDA and USAID/Indonesia to partner in funding projects that educate and engage communities and local officials in climate change adaptation measures and improve linkages between national-, provincial-, and district-level governments, leading to more coordinated and inclusive DRR and climate change planning.

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Liberia Agricultural Upgrading, Nutrition & Child Health

Devastated by a 14-year civil war, the Liberian government established a peace accord and transition toward a democratic government in 2003. The nation has now undergone five years of peace building and reconstruction, investing in roads, schools, hospitals and clinics, educational facilities, electrical power supply, and other essential physical infrastructure that was destroyed or severely damaged during the war.

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Pastoralist Resiliency Improvement & Market Expansion

The Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) project, funded under the United States government’s Feed the Future initiative, was launched in October 2012 in one of the most shock-prone areas of the world, the drylands of Ethiopia. A key objective of the project is to enhance the resilience of households to shocks. In particular, it aims to enable households to withstand and recover from the recurrent climate-related shocks—mainly drought—to which they are subjected.

Evaluation

SERVIR Performance Evaluation: Evaluation Question 1 Report

This report provides summary findings, conclusions, and recommendations for the first of three evaluation questions for a midterm performance evaluation of the SERVIR program. Specifically, this report addresses the following evaluation questions:

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Critical Countdown: Using Local Data to Improve Tsunami Warnings

USAID-supported researchers at the Institute of Technology of Bandung (ITB), Indonesia are studying ways to communicate tsunami warning to communities living along the country’s coast where tsunami risk is highest. The work is supported through a PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) award to Dr. Harkunti Rayahu at ITB in partnership with colleagues at University of Pittsburgh. Results from these studies are helping local municipalities re-think their tsunami communication systems to improve citizen awareness and response to tsunami warnings.

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Sahel Resilience and Learning

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative has realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

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Resilience and Economic Growth in the Sahel – Enhanced Resilience

Following repeated large-scale humanitarian emergencies in the Sahel, USAID recognized that continuing to treat these recurrent crises as acute emergencies is extremely costly and does not effectively address their underlying causes. Thus, USAID’s Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) initiative realigned existing and new humanitarian and development assistance efforts to strengthen resilience in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel.

Evaluation

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program - Mid-Term Performance Evaluation Report

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Reconstruction Program (KPRP), previously called the Malakand Reconstruction and Recovery Program (MRRP), supports efforts by the Government of Pakistan to rebuild public infrastructure destroyed by the conflict during Taliban insurgency (2007-2009) and the 2010 floods in the Malakand Division of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Province. The program works under USAID Assistance Agreement2 for the implementation of Emergency Supplemental Funding. The evaluation covers the first 45 months of the program, from March 26, 2010 to December 31, 2014. 

Evaluation

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) - Evaluation Report

Nepal Flood Recovery Program (NFRP) is an USAID/Nepal initiative to respond to substantial damage caused by heavy flooding of 2007 and 2008 in a number of Terai districts of Nepal. The implementation work began in May 2008 through FINTRAC Inc. in asscociation with Nepal-based partners METCON and FORWARD. The program completed at the end of October 2012 in three phases with an investment of USD 8.5 million and covering a total of 7 districts, including Dadeldura in the hills in Phase III.

Evaluation

Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Indonesia - Final Evaluation Report

The final evaluation of the World Neighbors (WN)’s program “Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern Indonesia” World Neighbors (MW) was conducted for 24 days from August 12 – September 9, 2013, with field visits to 17 villages or 22% of the total 78 villages in the five Islands (Flores, Timor, Sumba, Lombok and Sumbawa) where the program is implemented.