Disaster Preparedness for Effective Response Guidance and Indicator Package for Implementing Priority Five of the Hyogo Framework

The Guidance and Indicator Package grew out of a request from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) to member organisations to provide strengthened guidance to facilitate the implementation of Priority Five of the Hyogo Framework for Action.

Based on this request, OCHA’s Policy Development and Studies Branch in collaboration with the ISDR secretariat led the development of this guidance package. To date, a wide range of organisations and individuals have been involved in this process, either through participation in a multi-stakeholder workshop held in November 2006, or through providing comments or inputs to various drafts.

The document has benefited greatly from contributions and feedback from all the members of the contact group in particular, IFRC, John Twigg and colleagues at University College London, DFID Disaster Risk Reduction Interagency Coordination group, National Disaster Coordinating Council of the Philippines, Christian Aid, Lutheran World Federation, CDERA Barbados.