Indonesia: Urban Earthquake Preparedness

An Evaluation project by FUTUREPROOF-IDEAS
November 2019

Baseline Study of the Urban Earthquake Readiness Project
Commissioned by The American Red Cross and the Indonesian Red Cross

The purpose of this study was to provide a baseline understanding of the knowledge, attitudes, and practices related to earthquake risk and preparedness in target communities and schools in Sukabumi City and Banyuwangi City, Java Island. The report was intended for staff within USAID, the American Red Cross Society and Palang Merah Indonesia who were involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of the Indonesian Earthquake Readiness Project, which seeks to “reduce preventable damage and loss from earthquakes associated with deficient earthquake preparedness capacity at the urban level.”

The study was based on data gathered in-country between 28 October – 13 November 2019, from 507 households and 460 student quantitative surveys. Findings from quantitative data collection were validated and contextualized using qualitative focus group discussions (FGDs) following the culmination of data collection and preliminary data analysis.

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