This handbook is designed primarily for local government leaders and policymakers to support public policy, decision making and organization as they implement disaster risk reduction and resilience activities. It offers practical guidance to understand and take action on the “Ten Essentials for Making Cities Resilient,” as set out in the global campaign “Making Cities Resilient: My City is Getting Ready!” Applying the guiding principles of the Making Cities Resilient campaign and the information in this handbook will help cities and local governments to share learning, access information, develop indicators and performance, and measure and track progress.