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Global facility for disaster reduction and recovery country evaluation: technical evaluation report (English)

This report presents the findings and recommendations of an evaluation of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery(GFDRR). The evaluation focuses on GFDRR activities between 2008 and 2014 in five countries in four regions: Bangladesh, the Eastern Caribbean (SaintLucia and Dominica), Ethiopia, and Indonesia. This evaluation takes place in an evolving landscape for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Hence, there is a need to regularly evaluate the impact of disaster management programs,like GFDRR, to understand how disaster risks are effectively managed and resilient societies are built.In this context, the evaluation has two objectives: (1)to analyze and evaluate the overall impact of GFDRR activities, specifically in terms of leveraging new investments and influencing ongoing programs; and(2) to generate a better understanding of how and why GFDRR has been able to contribute to making countries more resilient. Most activities that are under implementation orcompleted are achieving valuable downstream results. GFDRR has leveraged DRM resources throughsupport for the preparation of post-disaster needsassessments (PDNAs), technical assistance that directly led to the preparation and approval of a WorldBank investment project, and the implementation of pilot projects with community support. GFDRR has been successful in identifying strategic entry points for relatively small grant contributions to demonstrate or advance DRM activities that can inform larger-scale investment operations. GFDRR has contributed to incorporating or improving DRM components in many World Bank investment operations, which will achieve sizeable outcomes if successfully implemented. Challenges to success have included lack ofreadiness or capacity to use some of the technologies piloted by GFDRR, long development periods for some technical assistance activities, and the use of less-effective activities, such as one-time training events or conference attendance support. To improve future GFDRR results achievement, the evaluation makes the following recommendations: 1. Find and pursue ways to deepen and sustainengagement on the ground. 2. Prioritize interventions that link to broader initiativesand make use of GFDRR’s well-recognizedtechnical expertise. 3. Improve documentation of GFDRR activities andresults to support further monitoring and evaluation.


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Global facility for disaster reduction and recovery country evaluation: technical evaluation report (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.