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HFA Monitoring and Review -Key Questions Guidance


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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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  • 1. HFA Monitoring and Review 2009-2011 Guidance on key questions and means of verifications
  • 2. 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
  • 3. Priority for action 1
    • Ensure that disaster reduction is a national and local priority with a strong institutional basis for implementation
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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)
  • 8. Priority for action 2
    • Identify, assess and monitor disaster risks and enhance early warning
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. 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
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Priority for action 3
    • Use knowledge, innovation and education to build a culture of safety and resilience at all levels
  • 14. 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
  • 15. 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
  • 16. 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
  • 17. 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
  • 18. Priority for action 4
    • Reduce the underlying risk factors
  • 19. 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
  • 20. 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
  • 21. 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
  • 22. 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
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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)
  • 25. Priority for action 5
    • Strengthen disaster preparedness for effective response at all levels
  • 26. 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
  • 27. 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
  • 28. 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
  • 29. 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