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Post-Event Review Capability

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) methodology was created by Zurich Insurance to provide research and independent reviews of large flood events. It seeks to answer questions related to aspects of flood resilience, flood risk management and catastrophe intervention. It looks at what went well, as well as opportunities for improvement, and results in a set of recommendations for the future.

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The PERC manual

The PERC manual

The Post-Event Review Capability (PERC) is a systematic framework for the analysis of a disaster...

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability: Global lessons for reducing risk and increasing resilience

Zurich’s Post-Event Review Capability:...

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Houston and Hurricane Harvey: a call to action

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PERC Recommendations

Search all the PERC recommendations produced in all PERC reports. Refine your search using the criteria on the left.

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Flood protection measures based on the EU Floods Directive will need to be upgraded in future; the appropriate funding, which has been limited, is also needed.

According to SRDNAR, the Serbia Rapid Disaster Needs Assessment Report, flood forecasting capabilities need to be upgraded and there need to be investments in disaster risk reduction. These needs offer an opportunity for...

Support recovery.

For many Nepalese, daily survival takes precedence over long-term recovery, especially in the aftermath of a disaster when resources are scarce. There is a need for social recovery mechanisms that allow households to beg...

Generate reliable, usable data and make the data available.

To better conduct relief efforts and distribution, better data is needed on national and local demographics. Other existing data such as risk assessments, scientific data and flood maps should be available upon request o...

Incentivize dissemination and application of lessons learned.

Following the flood, many government departments, INGOs and NGOs conducted assessments and workshops to review the lessons that were learned. However, the lessons identified in these workshops need to be learned and imp...

Allocate ongoing, dedicated funding for disaster management.

Current government disaster management allocations are inadequate. There should be more consistent and substantial funding allocated to disaster preparedness, livelihoods development and support, and resilient recovery. ...