disaster risk reduction

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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.

Evaluation

Endline Report - PROSHAR Quantitative Final Program Performance Evaluation

Since May 2010, ACDI-VOCA has been implementing the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-supported Title II Program for Strengthening Household Access to Resources (PROSHAR) project in three upazilas; Batighata, Lohagara and Sarankhola in Khulna Division of Bangladesh.

Report

USAID Climate Action Review 2010–2016

USAID’s mission is to end extreme poverty and to advance global prosperity and security. Yet just as growth is lifting millions of people from poverty, climate change is posing a new challenge to development.

Countries around the world are experiencing more intense heat waves, droughts, floods and storms, as well as slower-moving changes like ocean acidification and sea-level rise. These changes are threatening food and water supplies as well as homes, livelihoods and lives.