A new policy brief from the Anticipation Hub explains how anticipatory action makes a difference
A new policy brief from the Anticipation Hub explains how anticipatory action works in practice - and describes the numerous benefits that this approach can bring.
“There is a growing evidence base of how effective anticipatory action can be, and the many benefits it delivers,” says Dr Nikolas Scherer, policy and advocacy manager at the Anticipation Hub and the lead author of the brief. “That is why it is so essential to scale up this approach, so that more people affected by hazards are better able to cope with the impacts.”
Benefits outlined in the policy brief include lives saved and livelihoods protected; how anticipatory action helps to preserve people’s dignity when a hazard strikes; and ensuring humanitarian efforts provide value for money. To illustrate how these are delivered in practice, the brief presents a recent case study of anticipatory action being implemented ahead of floods in Mozambique, as well as drawing on evidence of how this approach has supported people ahead of extreme events in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mongolia and Senegal.
You can download the policy brief here.