The Disaster READY program is aimed at building local humanitarian capacity and preparedness in the Pacific and Timor-Leste, to enable communities and governments to better respond and recover from rapid-and slow-onset disasters. The program is a result of a partnership between the Australian Government (DFAT) and six Australian NGOs, including World Vision Australia. World Vision partners involved in this program are The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Christian Blind Mission International (CBM) Australia, Habitat for Humanity Australia (HfHA), and Field Ready. The program activities and actions within first phase of the Disaster READY program, implemented from 2017 to 2022 in five Pacific Island countries- Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and Timor-Leste will be assessed.
IRMA’s role in this evaluation is to assess the program’s impact, effectiveness, sustainability, and relevance through qualitative data collection methods, secondary data review, and triangulation. The conclusions and recommendations generated by the evaluation will be used to inform the design of the second phase of Disaster READY (starting in July of 2022) as well as inform World Vision Australia’s broader work on disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation (CCA), and resilience-building in the Pacific.