Cost–benefit analysis of community-based disaster risk reduction, Red Cross Red Crescent lessons learned, recommendations and guidance

Cost–benefit analysis (CBA) is a process that involves weighing expected project costs against the expected benefits in order to choose the most cost-effective option. It is increasingly being used in the world of disaster risk reduction, both to design programmes and to demonstrate impact, but it has some limitations as an approach, and it is not always the best choice for these purposes. Through a series of case studies, this report emphasises the benefits of CBA while highlighting the need to use it appropriately, and the risk of practitioners who are insufficiently skilled producing results that appear robust but are actually invalid. CBA can be an appropriate option, but always within a wider emphasis on project planning and monitoring. Published in 2010.

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.
File Name File Size Download
cba_guidance.pdf 2 MB

Related Resources

Guidance material
03 Jul 2014
This document is a Flood Safety Checklist that gives you basic information on what to do & what supplies do you need in case a flood occurs. Korean
Tags: Guidance material, Flood
Guidance material
07 May 2014
This guide aims to support National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ engagement on national level policy discussions re­garding climate change adaptation, particularly through the de­velopment of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs) by their res...
Tags: Guidance material, Climate Change Adaptation
Guidance material
09 Oct 2020
Atención de la salud comunitaria, incluidas la divulgación y las campañas, en el contexto de la pandemia de COVID-19 Orientaciones provisionales Mayo de 2020
Tags: Guidance material, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)