|UNISDR Management Response (v3.0)
This document is a combined "Management response" to all of the internal and external evaluations UNISDR underwent since 2009. The document is updated regularly and reflects implementation progress against the recommendations from all the evaluations. The Senior Leadership Group (SLG) implementation Plan is being closely monitored as part of the organizational corporate work plan. Till date, UNISDR has implemented 70% of the recommendation from different reviews and evaluations through SLG Implementation Plan.
|UNISDR RBMS Review (December 2014)
This document reflects on progress made in the implementation of the Results Based Management System (RBMS), over the period of 3 years since its start in 2012. It reviews the progress against the work plan chalked out in the beginning for the implementation of Results Based Management System in UNISDR. The document provides the UNISDR’s Senior Management with the insight to take necessary actions for future implementation of RBMS in UNISDR.
|RBMS Work Plan 2015
This document presents the work plan for the implementation of UNISDR RBMS activities in 2015. It is based on the RBMS implementation review, done in December 2014.
|RBMS Readiness Review
The RBMS readiness review done before the adoption of Result Based Management System in UNISDR. The readiness review was done to advance the design, creation, and use of results-based M&E systems; too little emphasis is placed on existing political, organizational, and cultural factors and contexts. The documents review the existing UNISDR practices and presented recommendation for the effective implementation of RBMS in UNISDR.
|OIOS Audit 2014
OIOS conducted this audit from 20 January to 28 February 2014. The audit covered the period from 01 January 2010 to 31 December 2013. The Office of International Oversight Services (OIOS) conducted an audit of the governance and organizational structure of the inter-agency secretariat to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (ISDR). The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether the governance and organizational structure of the ISDR secretariat adequately served its mandated objectives and functions. The audit was conducted in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
|GFDRR Track-1 Evaluation 2014
Independent evaluation of the DGF financed track i of the global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) DGF’s US$15 million Track 1 investment contributed 84 project activities to different parts of UNISDR’s wider program of activities in an integrated way and was not intended to be a stand-alone program.
|PreventionWeb Evaluation 2012
The study evaluated the effectiveness and impact of PreventionWeb and other UNISDR information services and their ability to meet current and evolving information needs of existing and new DRR stakeholders.
|Review of UNISDR Biennial Work Programme 2010-2011
The study reviewed the UNISDR 2010-2011 Biennial Work Plan results and process to assess what worked well and to identify areas for improvement. The results of the BWP process were reviewed with a focus on the BWP’s effectiveness in developing and meeting strategic programme objectives.
|ESTA UNISDR Financial and Administrative Process Review Final Report 2011
The study reviewed the Financial Management and Administrative processes of UNISDR. The review was one of a series of initiatives undertaken by UNISDR in response to the July 2010, Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) Audit Report. After consultation with Senior Management at UNISDR, ESTA was directed to focus its review on three key processes i.e 1) The Funding and Reporting Cycle; 2) The Management of Grants and 3) Consultant Recruitment.
|OIOS Audit 2010
The Office of International Oversight Services (OIOS) conducted an audit of the governance and organizational structure of the inter-agency secretariat to the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (ISDR). The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether the governance and organizational structure of the ISDR secretariat adequately served its mandated objectives and functions. The audit was conducted in accordance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
|Dalberg Evaluation Report 2009
Ahead of the mid-term evaluation of the HFA, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Disaster Risk Reduction and the main donors requested an independent evaluation of the performance of the secretariat. This independent evaluation of the UNISDR secretariat is the second evaluation since its inception in 2000.
|UNISDR Annual Report 2014
This 2014 annual report is a mid-term report on the UNISDR 2014-2015 Biennium Work Programme. 2014 was a year in which much time was spent defining the future of disaster risk management. Reports for each of the five UNISDR regional offices are included to highlight progress at regional and national level. The report features an organizational performance update and progress achieved on the specific work programmes.
|UNISDR Annual Report 2013
This final report on UNISDR's progress in the 2012-2013 biennium focuses on the achievements of 2013, while also showing the cumulative impact of work begun in 2012. The delivery of results is described in the order of the four Strategic Objectives of the UNISDR Strategic Framework 2012-2015: Lead and Coordinate, Credible Evidence, Advocacy and Outreach, and Deliver and Communicate Results. After a mid-biennium review, the Strategic Framework was adjusted in January 2013 to update and sharpen its results focus. The previous “Outcomes” have been translated into corresponding expected “Results”, while retaining all the original actions.
|UNISDR Annual Report 2012
The report provides an update on UNISDR progress midway through the 2012–2013 biennium. It contains three main sections: (i) 2012 highlights, in which UNISDR has selected 7 areas of significant achievement to highlight how UNISDR has contributed to political change, working with new partners ensuring a broad spectrum of actors are committed to reducing disaster risk and shaping the policy dialogue and resulting action to build resilience; (ii) who we are and what we do, which explains UNISDR in organizational terms and how it works to convince and connect, generate knowledge, advocate and mobilize action; (iii) UNISDR’s results and the impact of its activities in countries and communities around the world during 2012, structured according to UNISDR’s Strategic Framework 2012–2015.
|UNISDR Reporting Process
The document explains the reporting process in the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). It describes the level, type, responsibilities and frequency of reporting in UNISDR secretariat.
|UNISDR Mid-Term Report 2014
Mid-Term Review done in July 2014. The document provided a review of progress made by the regional and section office, against the Results and Indicators defined in the UNISDR Work Programme 2014-2015.
|Action Points from UNISDR Mid-Term Report 2014
Corrective actions suggested for improvement in 2015 Work Plan, based on the Mid-Term Review done in 2014.
|UNISDR Mid-Term Report 2013
UNISDR Mid-Term review done in 2013.
|UNISDR Annual Report 2011
The Annual Report for 2011, which provides a comprehensive overview of the UNISDR Biennial Work Programme 2010-2011, focuses on UNISDR’s work with partners to deliver results and measures achievement against the strategic objectives for these two years.
|UNISDR Mid-Term Report 2011
UNISDR Mid-Term review done in 2011.
|UNISDR Mid-Year Review 2010
UNISDR Mid-Term review done in 2010.
|UNISDR Work Programme Update (November 2014)
The document provides a summary of UNISDR's work in 2014, with a focus on facilitating the development and adoption of a post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction; preparing for the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) in March 2015; and ensuring the recognition and integration of disaster risk reduction into public and private decision-making and investment across all sectors. It highlights updates in the following areas: (i) fostering international cooperation to reduce disaster risk; (ii) strengthening complementarity and coherence among relevant international agendas; (iii) climate resilience; (iv) the implementation of the United Nations Plan of Action on Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience; (v) advocacy and the work with parliamentarians; (vi) urban risk reduction and resilience through the “Making Cities Resilient Campaign”; (vii) risk informed public policy; (viii) risk sensitive business investments; (ix) the launch of a new 1-in-100 Initiative on integrating risks into the financial system; (x) the improvement of organizational performance; and (xi) a 2014 financial update.
|UNISDR Work programme 2014-2015
UNISDR’s main focus in the coming two years is to facilitate and support the organisation of the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR), in Japan 14-18 March, 2015 which will adopt a post-2015 disaster risk reduction framework. UNISDR will continue to lead and support the global, regional and national consultations that will shape the aim of the WCDRR and its outcome.
In 2014 and 2015, UNISDR will continue to prioritise implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015: Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities. This biennium also heralds the consolidation of UNISDR work process into five programmes, namely (i) international cooperation to reduce disaster risk; (ii) risk informed public policy and investment; (iii) urban risk reduction and resilience; (iv) risk sensitive business investment; and (iv) climate resilience.
|UNISDR Strategic Framework 2025
The document presents: (i) UNISDR mandate and vision; (ii) the highlights of 2010-2011; (iii) UNISDR strategic framework; (iv) UNISDR strategic objectives; and (v) the addendum on budget requirements for 2012-2013.
It identifies four strategic objectives to guide UNISDR work through to 2015: (i) lead and coordinate - strengthened support to the implementation and coordination of the ISDR and the Hyogo Framework of Action (HFA) and improved coherence with climate change adaptation and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); (ii) credible evidence - producing and disseminating credible evidence to strengthen decision-making at local, national and regional levels in support of disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and achievement of the MDGs; (iii) advocacy and outreach - increased public and private sector investments in disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation through advocacy and outreach; and (iv) deliver and communicate results - more effective, results-driven UNISDR secretariat to carry out its mandate.
|UNISDR Work Programme on International Cooperation to Reduce Disaster Risk
The brochure presents the first of five Programmes aimed to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the results of UNISDR Strategic Framework: Towards 2025.
|UNISDR Work Programme on Risk-informed Public Policy and Investment
The brochure presents the second of five Programmes aimed to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the results of UNISDR Strategic Framework: Towards 2025.
|UNISDR Work Programme on Urban Risk Reduction and Resilience
This brochure presents the third of five Programmes aimed to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the results of UNISDR Strategic Framework: Towards 2025.
|UNISDR Work Programme on Climate Resilience
The brochure presents the fourth of five Programmes aimed to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the results of UNISDR Strategic Framework: Towards 2025.
|UNISDR Work Programme on Risk-sensitive Business Investment
The brochure presents the fifth of five Programmes aimed to improve coherence, focus, depth and efficiency in delivering the results of UNISDR Strategic Framework: Towards 2025.
|Biennial Work Programme 2010-2011
The UNISDR secretariat Biennial Work Programme was developed following the second session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in June 2009. It is based on the role and mandate of UNISDR as set by the UN General Assembly. The strategic direction for the 2010-2011 biennium is derived from the outcomes of the Global Platform and from regional consultations.
|Biennial Work Programme 2008-2009
In response to disaster trends and the increased expectations and demands by Governments and other stakeholders to implement the Hyogo Framework for Action, the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) has evolved into a global system of partnerships: the ISDR system.
|Biennial Work Programme 2006-2007
The document includes objectives and outcomes of a longer-term five-year strategic time span for the ISDR secretariat, while presenting outputs and budgetary requirements for the period 2006-2007 (with budgetary requirements for the period April 2006-December 2007).
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