National Baseline Assessment

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NDPBA Program Overview

PDC’s National Baseline Assessment  is more than just an assessment. It provides nations with a sustainable mechanism for understanding, updating, and applying critical risk information throughout all levels of decision making. Stakeholders receive access to the necessary DisasterAWARE tools, scientific data, and evidence-based practices to effectively reduce disaster risk and plan for the challenges of the future.

Objective and Benefits

The National Baseline Assessment aims to build a safer world through evidence-based decision making.

Key Benefits

Encourages multi-agency cooperation and strengthens disaster management networks

Provides necessary tools and data for disaster monitoring
Promotes risk-informed decision making and sustainable development
Aligns capacity development efforts with priority needs
Supports commitments under the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

Collaborative Approach

The foundation of success for the National Baseline Assessment is through the collaboration of partners. Our approach includes continuous, multi-agency knowledge and data exchanges.

The assessment is conducted by PDC over a period of 12 months. Throughout the process a broad range of participants are engaged to provide subject matter expertise, supporting data and feedback necessary to complete the assessment.

About the process

The National Baseline Assessment is a 12-month, stakeholder-driven assessment with four key components:


Data and Information Exchange

The benefits of data sharing is multifold. Data sharing provides a holistic understanding of the factors that contribute to disaster risk at the national and subnational level. This helps guide future actions and investments to build resilience, save lives, and reduce losses. Data sharing also helps break down compartmentalization of information and encourages more connection and collaboration between decision makers.

Disaster Management Analysis

The Disaster Management Analysis (DMA) identifies, codifies, and characterizes capacity implementation needs given risks identified in the RVA and a country’s risk reduction goals. The analysis looks at the capabilities, resources, and systems that have been developed or implemented to reduce disaster risk, to address unmet needs that arise from a subsequent disaster event, and to facilitate long-term recovery of people, economies, and societies.

Applying Results

Assessment data and results are fully integrated into PDC’s DisasterAWARE platform for operational use by PDC’s partner nations. The data is designed to be easily updated over time to aid future decision making, planning, preparedness, and response activities.

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