ISG was selected to review IFRC’s current Framework for Community Safety and Resilience (FCSR). The FCSR was developed in 2008 with the goal of providing National Societies with guidance on how to develop and sustain Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) programs, projects, and interventions which contribute to the building of safe and resilient communities. It also serves as an important advocacy tool in promoting and profiling the RCRC work in disaster risk reduction and strengthening resilience towards governments and international communities on behalf of the most vulnerable. The FCSR helps the RCRC Movement position itself as a global leader in strengthening community resilience, highlighting the comparative advantages and areas of excellence. In 2011, it was agreed that a review of the FCSR was necessary to make it a more operational tool with increased utility for designing and implementing programs.
During this consultancy, ISG reviewed prior IFRC research and studies on community safety and resilience, and consulted with and interviewed various RCRC stakeholders including National Societies in the five zones (Africa, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Europe, and the Americas) in order to appropriately review the FCSR.