Evaluation of Indonesia Earthquakes & Tsunamis Response

Stone, D.
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Date published
01 Oct 2021
Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Environment & climate, Evaluation-related, Response and recovery

Three separate disasters caused extensive damage and loss of life and properties in Indonesia between July and December 2018. A series of strong earthquakes struck the islands of Lombok and Sumbawa, as well as Central Sulawesi Province. This triggered a tsunami which reached three metres in some places. These events, combined with subsequent liquefaction and landslides, caused significant loss of life and damage. Finally, in December, another tsunami struck Carita beach in Banten Province and the coast around the Sunda Straits.

The overall purpose of this evaluation was to examine the response’s operational strategy and implementation during the relief phase, transition into recovery and the reconstruction phase of the operation. The evaluation was also asked to examine how the response adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to the exit process.

Programme achievements in connection with the emergency plans of action were analysed. Particular attention was also to be given to assessing the response strategy, co-ordination, structure, system, procedures and performance of different PMI and IFRC sectors and services involved in the operation. Specific thematic sectors such as WASH were examined in some detail while additional consideration was given, modalities such as cash assistance and other approaches.