This survey was conducted from 24th June to 29th July 2011. Its objective is to evaluate the DIPECHO-funded DRR programmes being run by four NGOs in Madagascar (CARE, ICCO/SAF, Medair and Médecins du Monde) after the passage of cyclone Bingiza in February 2011.
These programmes were financed as part of an initial DIPECHO cycle from October 2008 to March 2010. A second cycle, underway since August 2010, is scheduled to come to an end in October 2011. A third and final phase is planned from March 2012.
Forty-six interviews were carried out with NGOs, Disaster Risk Management (DRM) committees, health facility managers and members of the population from the affected zones, with two identified « control » zones, Mananara and Vohipeno, in which the NGOs were not carrying out DRR activities.
The study underlines scale issues and links between DRR and Climate Change, but also proposes a new tool to try and evaluate DRR governance at local scale, through fives axes :
- Committee’s internal dynamics
- Organisation (planning actions, and a programme)
- Deployment of resources ( beneficiaries contribution, type of resources, decision-making)
- Management of programme itself, decision-making and implementation
- Needs assessment