Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) is the systematic development and application of policies, strategies and practices that minimize vulnerabilities and disaster risks throughout a society. Mercy Corps believes that DRR is an essential part of our mission to help people build secure, productive and just communities. We therefore incorporate DRR strategies in our assistance work to help communities become more resilient to hazards, and thus reduce the likelihood that their development may be undermined by one or more disasters.
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Resilience, development and disaster risk reduction September 11, 2013
This paper strives to explain the relationship between disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions, development programming and a focus on building resilience.
Resilience Meets Disaster Economics (blog posting) February 8, 2013
Investing to stop disasters before they start can save lives and money.
Indonesia: PREPARE SumBar - Disaster Preparedness in Indonesia December 13, 2011
Background on the PREPARE SumBar Case Study
Nepal: Cost-Benefit Analysis of Community-Based Disaster Risk Reduction in Kailali, Nepal September 27, 2010
This Cost Benefit Analysis was undertaken to provide Mercy Corps with a quantitative analysis to complement the qualitative benefits that we have observed throughout the life of our Disaster Risk
Nepal: Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction June 9, 2009
The case study highlights that community-based disaster risk reduction activities in the Kailali district have contributed to the HFA’s strategic priorities and objectives by: