May 29, 2012
DARA is currently carrying out an evaluation of United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) work in disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific, and in Latin America and the Caribbean.
While most evaluations focus on emergency response, this study will address disaster risk reduction and transition.
DARA will evaluate the FAO’s role and work in Disaster Risk Reduction within the overall framework of Disaster Risk Management. The evaluation intends to be forward-looking and formative, providing FAO’s Member Countries and FAO Secretariat with a qualitative assessment of the Organization’s activities in this field in both regions, highlighting lessons learned and good practices, and with recommendations on its role and work in the future.
The study is comprised of one normative study and one meta evaluation of FAO’s field experience, as well as fieldwork in four countries in Asia and four countries in Latin America and Caribbean. A pilot country visit to Nepal and possibly Bangladesh- yet to be confirmed- will take place in July.
The study is being conducted by a Core Team composed by Allan Lavell, Yasemin Aysan, Nicolai Steen and Riccardo Polastro and will be supported by DARA’s in-house researchers.