The preliminary objective of the review is to identify the boundaries of what is known about capacity building (CB) for disaster risk management (DRM), in order to use this knowledge as a foundation for designing the broader research project on Strategic Research into National and Local Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management. The review is structured as follows:
Introduction and Methodology – providing background to the research and details on the methodology used to conduct the review.
Definitions and Context – this section outlines the definitional debates and provides some brief contextual analysis.
Overview – this section gives a broad overview of the quality and breadth of the literature relating to capacity building for DRM.
Mapping CB for DRM – this section provides analysis of the actors, scope and scale of CB for DRM interventions.
Key Barriers and Enablers of CB for DRM – this section synthesises lessons from the literature on effective CB into a number of key issues. It also contains boxes providing more operational detail where possible.
M&E for CB – this section outlines the experience and best practice for monitoring and evaluating CB activities, particularly in relation to DRM.
Knowledge gaps – this section provides detail on particular areas where evidence is missing in relation to CB for DRM.
Scott, Z.; Few, R.; Leavy, J.; Tarazona, M.; Wooster, K. Strategic research into national and local capacity building for disaster risk management risk management. Literature review: version 1. Oxford Policy Management Limited, Oxford, UK (2014) vi + 37 pp.