Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Good Practices in Community Based Disaster Risk Management

    Awareness raising programs, training of communities and volunteers, capacity-building of people and regular mock drills, are some interventions that are ongoing. This publication is an attempt to document the various initiatives. Most importantly, we have tried to present the many community-led innovations that have made this programme both sustainable and replicable.

  • Government of India - UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme 2002-2009 : Evaluation and Review of Lessons

    The Government of India (GoI)-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Disaster Risk Management Programme has been implemented in 176 districts in 17 states since August, 2002. The programme aims to reduce people's vulnerability to natural and man-made disasters through building community preparedness.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Gender

    The document provides guidelines on how to identify gender specific recovery needs, engage women in recovering initiatives and mainstream gender in disaster recovery institutions and organisations.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Health

    An analysis of the documented experiences of past and present recovery efforts on issues such as impact of disasters on the health sector, humanitarian assistance and relief.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Infrastructure

    The document provides guidelines for post-disaster repair, reconstruction and upgrading of community and national infrastructure for the purpose of hazard risk reduction and improvement of services.


UNDP's Disaster Risk Reduction Programme supports the vision of India’s 11th Five-Year Plan to work towards ensuring that the "most vulnerable, including women and girls and government at all levels have enhanced abilities to prepare, respond, adapt to and recover from sudden and slow-on-set disasters and environmental changes."