Evaluations & technical assistance

Evaluation Card:
Retrospective evaluation of the GFDRR Program in a sample of disaster-prone countries
Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam
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Dates (start/end):
September 2013 - April 2014
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Description of project

Despite overall awareness of the need to invest efforts in increasing Disaster Risk Management (DRM) among vulnerable country governments and the international aid community, there is a gap between high level commitments and actual achievements on the ground.

The Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) commissioned DARA the independent evaluation of its DRM efforts in five vulnerable countries. This evaluation report presents evidence of GFDRR’s performance in Guatemala, Malawi, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

The evaluation found that in the five countries studied, GFDRR delivered beyond the expected outputs, making a valuable contribution to broader DRM performance at the national level. GFDRR triggered policy processes, facilitated some of the necessary conditions for risk reduction, promoted government readiness, and leveraged support for DRM at the country level.