Disaster Risk Management (DAMAGE): A framework for assessing and comparing disaster risk intervention options
Charlotte Brown, Nicola Smith, Wendy Saunders, Emily Harvey
Resilient Organisations, M.E. Research and collaborators have developed this framework to help decision-makers better understand and approach disaster risk decision evaluation: including a comprehensive accounting of social, environmental and economic costs and benefits; future uncertainty; risk appetite; equity and opportunity. The framework guides users through the selection of appropriate option evaluation tools (such as cost-benefit analysis, multi-criteria analysis etc), and helps users to design their assessment specific to their context. It is a tool that will be useful to both decision-makers and analysts.
Using this framework will help to ensure that disaster risk management intervention assessment is undertaken in a systematic, transparent and comprehensive manner, leading to better disaster risk management outcomes for communities.