Indonesia Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VAP)

IBTCI was selected to conduct an evaluation of the USAID and United States Geological Survey (USGS) Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP).  IBTCI’s evaluation assessed the impact and efficacy of VDAP activities in Indonesia within four focal areas: equipment provision, capacity-building, early warning planning, and training in the use of the above. Each focal area was also cross-examined with issues of gender equity, country ownership of VDAP activities, and institutional and social development issues designed to include stakeholder participation.  IBTCI examined various operational modalities, including regular monitoring capacity, the implementation results provided by Indonesian volcanic monitors, and their interactions with external organizations involved in deploying disaster mitigation within high risk populations.