Baseline Study: Micronesia Community Resilience and Capacity Development Project – Phase 2
Commissioned by the American Red Cross and Micronesian Red Cross Society
The baseline study was commissioned by the American Red Cross and was intended for staff in the American Red Cross (AmCross) and Micronesia Red Cross Society involved in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the Micronesia Community Resilience and Capacity Development Project (CRCD) - Phase 2, which seeks to “reduce the number of deaths and injuries and lessen the negative socio-economic impacts caused by climate-related disasters and environmental degradation in vulnerable communities in Micronesia”.
The purpose of this baseline study was to measure the baseline status of core project indicators and determine existing knowledge and practices related to CRCD project objectives. It is based on data gathered in-country between 9-28 February 2019 from 526 household and 444 student quantitative surveys. The findings were validated and contextualized in both Chuuk State and Kosrae State via qualitative focus group discussions (FGDs) following the culmination of data collection and preliminary data analysis.