National monitoring and evaluation
for disaster recovery programs

National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs

A Monitoring and Evaluation Framework is needed to ensure that disaster recovery programs can be evaluated for their effectiveness. By improving the quality of disaster recovery evaluations, governments will be able to improve subsequent disaster recovery programs, to the extent that the learnings from these evaluations are incorporated into program design and delivery.

This framework provides a consistent approach to the evaluation of any individual disaster recovery program that will allow the lessons learned from each program evaluation to feed into an evidence base to improve subsequent disaster recovery programs. The National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database is the key tool through which this knowledge is captured and made available to help those involved in the design of disaster recovery programs. It is therefore essential that program staff (and others) consult the database early in the recovery planning phase to draw on the knowledge learned from previous recovery evaluations. 

National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database

The National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database (the Database) is to be used in conjunction with and after reviewing the National Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Disaster Recovery Programs (the Framework). The Database is a supporting tool through which knowledge gained from past recovery evaluations is available to assist in the design of future disaster recovery programs.

A user guide is available to assist users to search the Database for identifying activities and indicators for recovery programs, and for finding evaluations of past recovery programs and other relevant resources which can inform any aspect of disaster recovery planning and evaluation. This Database draws on an extensive review of past disaster recovery programs to facilitate better program design and program evaluation in the future. 

Note: Users are advised to use Google Chrome for best results in accessing or downloading resources from the Database.

Contributing disaster recovery evaluation data 

Contributing evaluation data to the National Disaster Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation Database is managed via the Knowledge Hub submission page. You will be required to complete and submit the monitoring and evaluation summary template in addition to the resource.

All resources should support the Framework and meet the AIDR websites contributors' guidelines.