disaster risk reduction


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


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.


Risk Management for Drinking Water Safety in Low and Middle Income Countries

We investigated cultural influences on the implementation of water safety plans (WSPs) using case studies from WSP pilots in India, Uganda and Jamaica. A comprehensive thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews (n = 150 utility customers, n = 32 WSP ‘implementers’ and n = 9 WSP ‘promoters’), field observations and related documents revealed 12 cultural themes, offered as ‘enabling’, ‘limiting’, or ‘neutral’, that influence WSP implementation in urban water utilities to varying extents.


USAID/Haiti Feed the Future West/Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources: Performance Evaluation

The $127 million USAID/Haiti Feed the Future (FtF) West/Watershed Initiative for National Natural Environmental Resources (WINNER) project, implemented by Chemonics International, began in June 2009 and was originally designed to protect watersheds by preserving hillsides, stabilizing waterways, and building non-farm livelihoods options. As a result of the 2010 earthquake, the government of Haiti recommitted to watershed management and food self-sufficiency and the USG created a post-earthquake strategy. At the same time, President Obama rolled out the Feed the Future initiative.


USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Sector Update

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs represent vital components of USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) responses to slow- and rapid-onset disasters and complex emergencies, as disaster-affected populations are more susceptible to illness and death from waterborne and communicable diseases.

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, USAID/OFDA provided approximately $247 million to support WASH programs in more than 35 countries.


Photo Essay: Building Resilience in Cities Devastated by Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, made landfall in the Philippines on November 8, 2013. One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded, Haiyan caused severe flooding and inflicted serious wind damage, impacting 16 million people and displacing more than 4 million. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while 1.1 million homes were damaged or destroyed.