Tools for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction: guidance notes for development organisations

Tools for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction: guidance notes for development organisations

Encouraging organisations to integrate disaster risk reduction into their work

How to mainstream disaster risk reduction into the work of development organisations? This ProVention paper aims to support the efforts of development organisations in mainstreaming disaster risk reduction into their work. It provides a series of 14 guidance notes for use by development organisations in adapting programming, project appraisal and evaluation tools to mainstream disaster risk reduction into development work in hazard-prone countries.

The notes focus specifically on where and how to take hazard related concerns into account in each of the tools covered, ensuring that disaster risk and related opportunities for reducing vulnerability are adequately and systematically considered in hazard-prone countries.

The full series contained in this document cover the following areas:

  • collecting and using information on natural hazards
  • poverty reduction strategies
  • country programming
  • project cycle management
  • logical and results based frameworks
  • environmental assessment
  • economic analysis
  • vulnerability and capacity analysis
  • sustainable livelihoods approaches
  • social impact assessment
  • construction design, building standards and site selection
  • evaluating disaster risk reduction initiatives
  • budget support.
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