The central aim of this research project is to draw lessons and guidance on ‘how to’ build Disaster Risk Management (DRM) capacity in a range of contexts. The research will analyse the characteristics, effectiveness and relative importance of a range of capacity building for DRM interventions across a variety of country contexts. The core research is based on a country case study approach. To ‘road test’ the methodological approach and tools, a pilot case study was conducted in March/April 2014 in Ethiopia.
This report sets out the approach taken during the pilot, findings from the data collection and the proposed changes the team intend to make to the case study approach and research tools for the full case studies. The pilot differed from a full case study in that there was less time spent in country, less interviewing was done at a district level, there was less planning time prior to travel and there was no initial stakeholder workshop. Most importantly, the focus of the research team during the pilot case study was on testing and revising the approach and tools, with the collation of evidence as a secondary objective. As a result, the findings presented in this report cannot be considered to be as specific or robust as those of the full case studies. As such this Ethiopia report should be considered as a pilot case study report, not a full case study report.
Few, R.; Scott, Z.; Tarazona, M.; Bultosa, G.; Berhanu, T.; Tincani, L. Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Ethiopia Pilot Report. Oxford Policy Management Limited, Oxford, UK (2014) xi + 52 pp.