Advancing Integration

November 2012 to February 2014

Governments and NGOs know that not all risks associated with disasters, environment and climate change can be predicted, prevented or managed. Yet they frequently undermine development progress. Understanding how risks are accounted for in the intricacy of aid spending is really important to ensure development aid is both effective and sustainable in a changing risk context. In recognition of this, the Australian government partnered with ODI to find ways to improve how development professionals and decision-makers integrate disaster risk reduction, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation (known here as ‘DEC integration’) in their daily activities.

Informed by evidence from Viet Nam, Kiribati, Vanuatu and South Asia, a set of tailor-made tools and handbooks were created. These products help policy makers and programme managers to improve their decision-making by integrating DEC.

Here you will find an interactive map of our journey where you can download evidence, analysis and practical guidance to support your own efforts to integrate DEC. 

Outputs

1. Existing knowledge

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Emily Wilkinson, Elizabeth Carabine, Katie Peters, Emily Brickell, Andrew Scott, Catherine Allinson, Lindsey Jones, Aditya Bahadur
This paper explores many dimensions of the challenges of integrating disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation into development practice.
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2. How to measure progress

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Paula Silva Villanueva
This paper explores the question: why are monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks useful for improving development progress and disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation integration? and, what are the challenges for measuring success?...
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3. The case of Vanuatu

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Katie Peters, Aditya Bahadur
With a strong institutional and policy environment in support of disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation (DEC) integration, Vanuatu provides a strong case study. In-depth examples are provided along with a spectrum of approaches and options...
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4. The case of Viet Nam

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Guy Jobbins, Dang Thu Phuong
This report examines how disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation was considered in: the Community-Based Climate Change Action programme; the Cao Lanh Bridge project; and Australia Awards Scholarships. Findings consider the appropriateness of...
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5. A spotlight on South Asia

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Maylee Thavat
This short paper explores the common goods that underpin a range of other development challenges, and will be affected by disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation.
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6. A spotlight on Kiribati

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Maylee Thavat
Kiribati's unique context makes it exceptionally vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Institutional pathways to embed disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation (DEC) into national policies are highlighted, followed by lessons from...
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7. A how-to handbook

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Aditya Bahadur, Guy Jobbins, Natasha Grist, Catherine Allinson
Guidance sheets are provided for each step of the 'triple A' strategy for disasters, environment and climate change adaptation and mitigation (DEC) integration: assessment, analysis and action. Guidance covers actions to further integration in the inception,...
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8. Reflections and lessons

Research reports and studies | June 2014 | Emily Wilkinson, Aditya Bahadur, Elizabeth Carabine
The culmination of the Advancing Integration series, this report synthesises findings to date. By understanding what happens in practice it became possible to develop the ASK framework: actors, spaces and knowledge. This framework helps policy-makers and practitioners...
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