The following success factors are actions that project implementers should take when designing, planning and implementing a community-based disaster risk management (CBDRM) activity.
They are to be considered cross-cutting and overarching approaches to ensuring sustainability in initiatives as each context is different. They cannot be prescriptive and should be adapted to fit into the specific context.
These success factors are grouped under five main categories, reflecting the main characteristics of sustainability. Some elements support the achievement of multiple characteristics but were placed under the category to which they are more directly linked.