Measuring impact


Our priority is to help dramatically reduce the number of people killed by natural hazards by 2030.

Mobilizing national and regional capacity to generate and communicate multi-hazard early warnings and risk information before a hazard becomes deadly – is key. 

Warnings must lead to people taking timely life-saving action. They are more likely do that if they know what a disaster could do to them physically.  Or mean economically.

We use a roadmap of interconnected national, regional, and global outcomes/targets? to guide our work.  

  • Increased prioritization of and investment in early warnings  
  • More accurate and timely weather forecasts and early warning  
  • Universal access to early warning and response 

Are we making a difference?  

To gauge if we are on track, we monitor progress on national and regional programme outputs: 

  • Improved national hydrometeorological services, including through long-term delivery strategies and development plans
  • Developed and accessible risk information to guide early warning systems and climate and weather services  
  • Strengthened common alerting protocols and information and communication technology
  • Strengthened and accessible preparedness and response plans with operational procedures outlining early warning dissemination processes 
  • Developed early warning knowledge products and awareness programmes  
  • Provision of gender-sensitive training and capacity building programmes 
  • Increased institutional and human capacity at regional WMO and intergovernmental organizations to provide climate and weather services to LDCs and SIDS 
  • Increased and better coordinated early warning investments to tackle gaps 

We measure our impact against targets set in 3 global agreements

Metric Indicator 

We use metrics and indicators to evaluate effectiveness.

Loss of life  # of deaths and missing persons in LDCs and SIDS attributed to hydro meteorological events, per 100’000 population  
Forecasting and warning capacity   Type of hazards, which pose a risk of life loss in the country, for which forecasting and warning capacity is available  
 ‘Level of Service’ category of the National Meteorological and Hydrological Service (NMHS) in LDCs and SIDS  
Access to early warning  # of people living in areas covered by forecasts and warnings for a given hazard   
# of women having access to communication channels (the ICT tools) used for early warning  
# of households and individuals with access to and use of ICT in LDCs and SIDS  
Use of risk information  # of LDCs and SIDS that have generated risk information to enhance the early warning system  
 Capacity to disseminate warnings    # of LDCs and SIDS communicating warnings through common alerting procedures  
Capacity to prepare for and respond to warnings     # of LDCs and SIDS using standard operating procedures (SOPs) to issue warnings for forecasted hazards    

Theory of Change

CREWS impact features