This study consists of a desk analysis of ten initially selected countries using available information provided by key informants from institutions working in those selected countries in disaster reduction project in the education sector. The four main dimensions identified are as follows: (i) hazards and risks knowledge, (ii) structural and non structural safety, (iii) systems, procedures and skills, and (iv) curricula. The scope of this work is to develop a baseline on school safety study of existing initiatives undertaken by governments, civil society, UN, donors and other major stakeholders that aim at assessing and improving school safety.
The initial countries selected are: Angola, Brazil, China, Guatemala, Indonesia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Pakistan, Peru, and Tajikistan. As a reference, others countries with relevant school safety initiatives were also reviewed. For example, Iran, Japan, India and Myanmar.