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This is an audio guidance on the key questions and means of verification included in the 2009- 2011 Hyogo Framework for Action Monitoring and Review process

This is an audio guidance on the key questions and means of verification included in the 2009- 2011 Hyogo Framework for Action Monitoring and Review process



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    • HFA Monitoring and Review 2009-2011 Guidance on key questions and means of verifications
    • Key Questions and Means of Verifications
      • To provide some additional focus to each one of the core indicators.
      • Not meant to replace the core indicators
      • Focused on the unanswered questions, gaps and challenges identified in the previous HFA review exercise and GAR 2009
    • Priority for action 1
      • Ensure that disaster reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation
    • CI 1: National policy and legal framework for disaster risk reduction exists with decentralised responsibilities and capacities at all levels.
      • Is DRR included in development plans and strategies?  Yes  No
        • National development plan
        • Sector strategies and plans
        • Climate change policy and strategy
        • Poverty reduction strategy papers
        • CCA/ UNDAF
    • CI 2: Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels.
      • Is there a specific allocation of budget for DRR in the national budget?  Yes  No % allocated from national budget
        • USD allocated from overseas development assistance fund
        • USD allocated to hazard proofing sectoral development investments (e.g Transport, agriculture, infrastructure
        • USD allocated to stand alone DRR investments (e.g. DRR institutions, risk assessments, early warning systems, …)
        • USD allocated to disaster proofing post disaster reconstruction
    • CI 3: Community participation and decentralization are ensured through the delegation of authority and resources to local levels.
      • Do local governments have legal responsibility and budget allocations for DRR?  Yes  No
        • Legislation
        • Budget allocations for DRR to local government
    • CI 4: A national multi sectoral platform for disaster risk reduction is functioning.
      • Are civil society organisations , national planning institutions, key economic and development sector organisations represented in the national platform?  Yes  No civil society members (in numbers)
      • sectoral organisations (in numbers)
      • women’s organisations participating in national platform (in numbers)
    • Priority for action 2
      • Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning
    • CI 1: National and local risk assessments based on hazard data and vulnerability information are available and include risk
      • Is there a national multi-hazard risk assessment available to inform planning and development decisions?  Yes  No
          • Multi-hazard risk assessment
          • % of schools and hospitals assessed 
          • schools not safe from disasters (in numbers)
          • Gender disaggregated vulnerability and capacity assessments
          • Agreed national standards for multi hazard risk assessments
    • CI 2: Systems are in place to monitor, archive and disseminate data on key hazards and vulnerabilities.
      • Are disaster losses systematically reported, monitored and analysed?
      •  Yes  No
        • Disaster loss database
        • Reports generated and used in planning
    • CI 3: Early warning systems are in place for all major hazards, with outreach to communities.
      • Do risk prone communities receive timely and understandable warnings of impending hazard events?  Yes  No
        • Early warnings acted on effectively
        • Local level preparedness
        • Communication systems and protocols
        • Active involvement of media in early warning dissemination
    • CI 4: National and local risk assessments take account of regional/trans-boundary risks, with a view to regional cooperation on risk reduction.
      • Does your country participate in regional or sub-regional DRR programmes or projects?  Yes  No
          • Programmes and projects addressing trans-boundary issues
          • Regional and sub-regional strategies and frameworks
          • Regional or sub-regional monitoring and reporting mechanisms
          • Action plans addressing trans-boundary issues
    • Priority for action 3
      • Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels
    • CI 1: Relevant information on disasters is available and accessible at all levels, to all stakeholders (through networks, development of information sharing systems, etc).
      • Is there a national disaster information system publicly available?  Yes  No
        • Web page of national disaster information system
        • Established mechanisms for accessing DRR information
    • CI 2: School curricula, education material and relevant trainings include disaster risk reduction and recovery concepts and practices.
      • Is DRR included in the national educational curriculum?  Yes  No
        • primary school curriculum
        • secondary school curriculum
        • university curriculum
        • Professional DRR education programmes
    • CI 3: Research methods and tools for multi-risk assessments and cost benefit analysis are developed and strengthened.
      • Is DRR included in the national scientific applied-research agenda/budget?  Yes  No
        • Research outputs, products or studies
        • Research programmes and projects
        • Studies on the economic costs and benefits of DRR
    • CI 4: Countrywide public awareness strategy exists to stimulate a culture of disaster resilience, with outreach to urban and rural communities.
      • Do public education campaigns on DRR reach risk-prone communities?  Yes  No
        • Public education campaigns.
        • Training of local government
        • Availability of information on DRR practices at the community level
    • Priority for action 4
      • Reduce the underlying risk factors
    • CI 1: Disaster risk reduction is an integral objective of environment related policies and plans, including for land use, natural resource management and adaptation to climate change.
      • Is there a mechanism in place to protect and restore regulatory ecosystem services? (associated with wet lands, mangroves, forests etc)  Yes  No
          • Protected areas legislation
          • Payment for ecosystem services (PES)
          • Integrated planning (for example coastal zone management)
          • Environmental impacts assessments (EIAs)
          • Climate change adaptation projects and programmes
    • CI 2: Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk.
      • Do social safety nets exist to increase the resilience of risk prone households and communities?  Yes  No
        • Crop and property insurance
        • Employment guarantee schemes
        • Conditional cash transfers
        • DRR aligned poverty reduction, welfare policy and programmes 
        • Microfinance
        • Micro insurance
    • CI 3: Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities.
      • Are the costs and benefits of DRR incorporated into the planning of public investment?  Yes  No
        • National and sectoral public investment systems incorporating DRR.
        • Investments in retrofitting infrastructures including schools and hospitals
    • CI 4: Planning and management of human settlements incorporate disaster risk reduction elements, including enforcement of building codes.
      • Is there investment to reduce the risk of vulnerable urban settlements?  Yes  No
        • Investment in drainage infrastructure in flood prone areas
        • Slope stabilisation in landslide prone areas
        • Training of masons on safe construction technology
        • Provision of safe land for low income households and communities
    • CI 5: Disaster risk reduction measures are integrated into post disaster recovery and rehabilitation processes.
      • Do post-disaster recovery programmes explicitly incorporate and budget for DRR?  Yes  No
        • % of recovery and reconstruction funds assigned to DRR
        • Measures taken to address gender based issues in recovery
    • CI 6: Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure.
      • Are the impacts of major development projects on disaster risk assessed?  Yes  No
        • Assessments of impact of projects such as dams, irrigation schemes, highways, mining, tourist developments etc on disaster risk
        • Impacts of disaster risk taken account in Environment Impact Assessment (EIA)
    • Priority for action 5
      • Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels
    • CI 1: Strong policy, technical and institutional capacities and mechanisms for disaster risk management, with a disaster risk reduction perspective are in place.
      • Are there national programmes or policies to make schools and health facilities safe in emergencies?  Yes  No
        • Policies and programmes for school and hospital safety
        • Training and mock drills in school and hospitals for emergency preparedness
    • CI 2: Disaster preparedness plans and contingency plans are in place at all administrative levels, and regular training drills and rehearsals are held to test and develop disaster response programmes.
      • Are the contingency plans, procedures and resources in place to deal with a major disaster?  Yes  No
        • Contingency plans with gender sensitivities
        • Operations and communications centre
        • Search and rescue teams
        • Stockpiles of relief supplies
        • Shelters
        • Secure medical facilities
        • Dedicated provision for women in relief, shelter and emergency medical facilities
    • CI 3: Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.
      • Are financial arrangements in place to deal with major disaster?  Yes  No
        • National contingency funds
        • Catastrophic insurance facilities
        • Catastrophe bonds
    • CI 4: Procedures are in place to exchange relevant information during hazard events and disasters, and to undertake post-event reviews.
      • Has an agreed method and procedure been adopted to assess damage, loss and needs when disasters occur?  Yes  No
        • Damage and loss assessment methodologies and capacities available
        • Post disaster need assessment methodologies
        • Post disaster needs assessment methodologies include guidance on gender aspects
        • Identified and trained human resources