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- DocumentNorwegian Agency for Development Cooperation - NORAD, 2009This evaluation explores how to turn the ripple of the global response to 2004 tsunami into a developmental wave greater than that of the tsunami. The evaluation covers five sets of issues: the roles of the states and civil society, livelihoods and poverty, social relations, disaster risk mitigation, and capacity building. Some notable findings of the evaluation are:DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009India is one of the largest and most vulnerable countries, in terms of exposure to natural hazards including floods, cyclones, earthquakes, tsunamis or droughts. Reported direct losses from natural catastrophes more than quadrupled from 1981-1995, reaching $13.4bn, as compared to the losses registered during the previous 15 years ($2.9bn). This alarming trend is accelerating.DocumentInternational Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, 2009This report focuses on two key aspects of disaster risk reduction: early warning and early action. The author states that the decline in injuries, loss of livelihoods and deaths from disasters over the past 30 years is, in part, due to the establishment and improvement of early warning systems.DocumentActive Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action, 2009Real-time evaluations (RTE) is one of the most demanding types of evaluation practice. It requires wide range of skills from evaluators but also a tightly focused professional approach in order to meet the demands of an RTE.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2008Frequent flash floods in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region pose a severe threat to life, livelihoods and infrastructure, both within the mountains and downstream. They tend to carry with them much higher amounts of debris which can cause damage to hydropower stations, roads, bridges, buildings and other infrastructure.DocumentInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, (ICIMOD), Nepal, 2008Frequent flash floods in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan region pose a severe threat to life, livelihoods and infrastructure, both within the mountains and downstream. Vulnerable groups, including people with disabilities, the poor, women and children, are the worst hit. This manual aims to help communities build their capacity to manage flash floods and other disaster risks themselves.OrganisationPlusNews is the global online HIV and AIDS news service of the United Nations Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN).DocumentHumanitarian Policy Group, ODI, 2009This paper analyses how humanitarian action can be effected in the midst of Pakistan’s military offensive against Taliban insurgents in the west of the country - which has generated a population exodus on a scale unmatched since the founding of the state in 1947.DocumentInfoResources, 2009This paper highlights gender as a very important factor in determining vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The degree of vulnerability to disaster is determined by social variables like gender, age, health status, ethnicity, religion and socio-economic status and understanding these is necessary to identify the underlying causes of disasters and thus try to prevent them.