Disaster risk management
Recent decades have witnessed a marked increase in the number and severity of natural disasters. OPM has extensive experience in the design, review and implementation of effective policies and actions for reducing and managing disaster risk. Our projects focus on diverse areas including flood management, vulnerability assessment, early warning, emergency cash-transfers and disaster insurance. We conducted a two year research programme on improving the effectiveness of DRM capacity building at local and national levels, with findings published in the World Disasters Report. We are currently conducting an evaluation of the African Risk Capacity, an innovative African Union initiative that combines concepts of sovereign risk insurance, disaster risk management and early warning.