The purpose of the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Evaluation is to evaluate the effectiveness of USAID/OFDA’s disaster risk reduction programming in Nepal leading up to the Gorkha Earthquake of April 2015.
By improving OFDA’s understanding of its performance in improving the resilience and preparedness of Nepal to large-scale natural disasters, the Nepal DRR evaluation informs future OFDA disaster risk reduction in Nepal and more broadly supports disaster-resilient societies worldwide. By assessing two DRR projects, the Program for Enhancement of Emergency Response (PEER) and Building Code Implementation Program in Municipalities of Nepal (BCIPN), TMG illuminates how OFDA’s programming contributes to improving disaster preparedness in Nepal and draws lessons for OFDA’s DRR worldwide portfolio.
The Performance Evaluation of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) programming in Nepal’s findings conclude that the PEER evaluation direct re-test of hundreds of MFR, CSSR, and HOPE professionals confirm that acquired skill from ODA funded disaster response training were retained. The BCIPN re-testing of hundreds of masons and engineers confirm that skills acquired from OFDA funded training have increased knowledge of earthquake-resistant building techniques which adhere to the National Building Code (NBC). This knowledge has been retained over time which is a key element of impact sustainability.