Building resilience to natural disasters – new review

28 Feb 2018

ICAI has published a new performance review which assesses the effectiveness of DFID’s approach to building resilience. It analyses how well DFID conducted its resilience mainstreaming process and reviews how its programmes are contributing to building resilience.

The review found that DFID has taken a well-considered approach to mainstreaming resilience to natural disasters, and has helped to promote the inclusion of resilience into the global development agenda.

Although DFID’s humanitarian, environmental and climate related programmes were found to be consistently contributing to reducing vulnerability and strengthening resilience, the review found that performance was variable in other sectors such as health, education, infrastructure and governance where resilience to natural disasters was not an explicit objective.

The review warned that DFID was failing to routinely gather, synthesise and communicate its growing knowledge base on resilience, and said that DFID should do more to make sure that results measurement and learning is improved.

Read ICAI’s new review now: Building resilience to natural disasters