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An evidence-based urban DRR strategy for informal settlements

Source(s):  Emerald Group Publishing Limited (Emerald)

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the evidence-based research strategy (EBRS) used to evaluate eight projects that applied the neighborhood approach for disaster risk reduction (NA-DRR) in informal urban settlements in Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica and Peru, between 2012 and 2017.

Even though the reference to “evidence” is frequent in the DRR field, it is largely based on descriptive processes, anecdotal references, best practices, lessons learned and case studies, and particularly deficient on the subject of informal and precariousness settlements. The evaluation allowed a deep and broad analysis of NA-DRR in urban informal settlements, comparing it with other DRR strategies implemented by different stakeholders in fragile urban settings, assessing the effectiveness and sustainability of the various DRR interventions.



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  • An evidence-based urban DRR strategy for informal settlements
  • Publication date 2019
  • Author(s) Sarmiento, Juan Pablo; Polak, Suzanne; Sandoval, Vicente
  • Number of pages 16 p.

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