The DEPP Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning project is pleased to present the DEPP 2015 Learning Report. This report, produced by the MEL team based at Action Against Hunger and Relief International, aims to capture the learning that is emerging so far from the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme.
The DEPP was launched in September 2014 as a response to the growing global discussion on the pressing need to invest in disaster prevention and preparedness. This DFID-funded programme is implemented collaboratively by member organisations of the Start and CDAC Networks, and it aims to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian preparedness in ten high risk countries by strengthening organisations, networks and systems to be more anticipatory and resilient.
This report is the first of a series of three Learning Reports that will be produced by the MEL project over the lifetime of the DEPP, as part of a strategy to record evidence and learning from the programme. The first report aims to capture the progress made by the DEPP and to reflect on challenges and achievements up to the end of 2015. It includes an introduction to the DEPP, an overview of how the programme is working towards five key results areas, and a snapshot of the 14 individual DEPP projects.