Sector: Social Development

Client:

Country: Philippines

 

Description of Project:

The Disaster Risk Management and Institutional Strengthening (DRM-IS) Project is a collaborative undertaking between the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), through a grant mobilized from the European Union’s Asia Investment Facility, and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). The Project aims to strengthen the scope and certification mechanisms of the Disaster Preparedness Audit (DPA), an innovative mechanism developed by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) since 2012 and initially focus on flood risks, taking into account other climate-related and natural hazards, such as typhoons, storm surge, landslides, and earthquakes. The Project will support DILG in reinforcing the DPA external review mechanisms to ensure data quality and enforcement while maintaining cost-effective verification solutions. Furthermore, it seeks to support the pilot implementation of an enhanced DPA methodology (first year) and its subsequent replication on a national scale (second year).

Description of actual services provided by your staff within the assignment:

The Project has three components aimed at strengthening the CCA/DRRM capacity and technical competencies of DILG regional and field/local offices (Component 1), enhancement of the DPA methodology and system implementation (Component 2); and provision of key DRRM TA support to partner implementing local government units (LGUs) (Component 3).

Component 1:

  • Competency assessment tool on CCA/DRRM, performance audit and management
  • Pre and post competency assessment report of DILG staff involved in CCA/DRRM program
  • Competency development plans for CCA/DRRM (based on existing OCD standard training modules) and for performance audit and management
  • Training modules and coaching/mentoring plan for DPA field test, which shall enable, at the end of the project implementation period the training & certification of at least 106 DILG officers on CCA/DRRM performance management (e.g., CCA/DRRM courses, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management) and of a least 30 local service providers on relevant CCA/DRRM competencies (e.g., hazard & vulnerability assessment, contingency planning)
  • Post-training evaluation report memos
  • Draft guidelines on enhanced CCA/DRRM program strategy and implementation
  • Draft guidelines for accreditation of local service providers/local trainers
  • Workshop/seminar documentation and progress and evaluation reports on the component to highlight demonstrated learning in CCA/DRRM-focused assessment and capacity building (e.g., application of learning in monitoring tool development and assessment for Component II, and capacity building for LGUs in Component III)

Component 2:

  • Draft disaster preparedness performance assessment framework
  • Draft revised DPA guidelines for adoption by DILG through administrative issuance
  • Hazard-based DPA field test design and summative evaluation report
  • DPA portal/website and analytic database to improve analytics of DPA results including content messaging, infographics and communication planning
  • Hazard-based DPA manual containing the revised assessment framework, performance measures, tools, and operational or audit management arrangements
  • Concept note, for submission to the DRMIS Inter- Agency Project Steering Committee (IPSC), proposing choice of pilot LGUs for component 3 (based on preliminary selection criteria included in PAM)
  • Preparatory documents required for engaging Pilot LGUs(e.g., MOA template, Social Preparation Report in organizing LGU clusters, and other project document requirements)
  • Summative evaluation of the national application of the revised DPA
  • Dissemination of the revised DPA report & manual
  • Workshop/seminar documentation and progress and evaluation reports on the component

Component 3:

  • Monitoring and evaluation reports of partner LGUs based on the results of pilot enhanced DPA in Component 2
  • Design and delivery of specific DPA-based capacity-building packages for partner LGUs
  • Cluster seminar/workshops on resource mobilization and optimization for DRRM
  • Design and implementation report on learning event on sustainable partnerships for CCA/DRRM for target LGUs
  • Knowledge Management (KM) as well as communication and outreach materials including a KM and communication plan, and related KM materials and resources
  • Documentation of best practices in CCA-DRR
  • Workshop/seminar documentation and progress and evaluation reports on the component