Box 3: Case study: NASSA/CARITAS Philippines NASSA/Caritas in the Philippines has mapped over 260 Barangays in enormous detail – both physically and digitally – down to the number of livestock and forms of livelihood, as well as identifying households with people with disabilities and older persons. This provided information as to where the most vulnerable elements of the population were, enabling them to be reached first. It was also an important innovation in getting local government departments to engage and see the value of such detailed data sets for DRR. ‘I saw it as an urgent need for us to be able to provide baseline demographical data to our partners, especially those in the local government units. You see, our public officials would readily believe something when presented with imaginable data sets’ (J.D. Melendrez, MEAL Officer, Caritas Palo, Philippines).