Mapping Impacts of Participatory Disaster Proofing of Tsunami Affected War Torn Villages

Pratap Singh, R.
Date published
01 Sep 2010
Evaluation reports
Accountability and Participation, Participation, Conflict, violence & peace, Development & humanitarian aid, Disasters, Evaluation-related, Impact assessment, Poverty, Protection, human rights & security
Sri Lanka

AIDMI has conducted over 24 evaluations of disaster risk management in South and Southeast Asia. AIDMI has been a leader in developing the practice of independent and joint evaluations of humanitarian efforts in the region. In this emerging area, AIDMI has captured and shared insights into how joint evaluations can improve accountability, ownership and management in favour of the poor and affected community. Several key evaluations include those for the UNIFEM, Christian Aid, HIVOS, Government of India (GoI)-UNDP-EC, IFRC-DFID, Oxfam UK, and the Tsunami Evaluation Coalition (TEC). The mission of AIDMI is to mainstream disaster risk reduction by turning disaster relief and rehabilitation into an opportunity for sustainable human security and poverty alleviation by supporting the poor and excluded. We admire MSF for its contribution in this work. Mapping Impacts of Participatory Disaster Proofing of Tsunami Affected War Torn Villages: AIDMI also completed an impact evaluation to draw lessons from a post-tsunami recovery project 'Participatory Disaster Proofing of Tsunami Affected War-torn Villages' implemented by Aide et Action (AeA) and its local partners in Trincomalee, Sri Lanka. The purpose of the evaluation was to assess and measure the impact on ecological development activities and local implementing organisations in 25 project villages after the 2004 tsunami and the three decades of civil unrest that preceded it. The evaluation also sought to suggest areas of improvement for the implementing agencies apart from identifying some good practices for replication in the future.