An inter-agency initiative of UNDP/BCPR, OCHA and the UNISDR secretariat, CADRI's mission is to advance knowledge of, and strengthen sustainable capacity development for disaster risk reduction worldwide.


Combination of strengths and resources within a community, society or organization that can be used to achieve agreed social and economic goals.

capacity development

Via better knowledge and improved skills, stronger systems and institutions, individuals and societies develop over time to achieve social and economic goals.


A review of current development within a specific country or region: to identify challenges that need to be addressed by UN entities.

cross-cutting issues

Issues such as capacity development or gender that should be identified and acted upon across all aspects of development.