Strengthening Disaster Risk Reduction in the Islamic Republic of Iran

What is the Project About

The impacts of a massive earthquake on the ancient Iranian city of Bam

The project is in line with the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran’s Fifth National Development Plan (2011-2015) that addresses the issue of disaster risk reduction and management in several areas, including enhancement of disaster prepared and response, upgrading building and construction codes and standards and earthquake prevention measures, improving safety in rural settlements and importantly allocation of 2% of annual national budget to disaster risk reduction and management.

What Have We Accomplished So Far

UNDP Deputy Representative, Mr. B. Murali, singing the project document

The project document was signed only in March 2013 – after nearly a year of preparatory work - which underscored the challenges associated with this uniquely designed project document that brings together five agencies – National Disaster Management Organisation (NDMO), Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO), Office of Vice-President for Strategic Planning and Supervision (SPAS) and Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) to work with UNDP under the framework of the project. Initial project activities are underway including the finaliation of the Annual Work plan for the current year.

Who Finances It

UNDP US$562,000
Government of I.R. Iran (NDMO, SPAS, BHRC, TDMMO & IRCS)

Delivery in Previous Fiscal Year


Project Overview
Project Start Date:
February 2013
Estimated End Date:
December 2016
Geographic Coverage:
National Level
Focus Area:
Crisis Prevention & Recovery
All MDGs
Project Officer:
National Disaster Management Organization (NDMO), Strategic Planning and Supervision –Deputy of President (SPAS), Building and Housing Research Center (BHRC), Tehran Disaster Mitigation and Management Organization (TDMMO) and the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS)