Beyond preparedness: development impact of community-based disaster risk management in Pakistan
This report documents the impacts community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) in five districts in Pakistan. The publication shows that the CBDRM process helps to address the disaster preparedness needs of at-risk communities. It can also serve as a gateway for long-term community development that touches upon the integrated themes of social cohesion, women empowerment, livelihood opportunities and poverty eradication. The publication focuses on drawing lessons from CBDRM implementation and demonstrating the short- and long-term impacts on project communities. The programme’s research component was a core part of the CBDRM implementation process.