- CREWS investments are guided by the Revised Investment Plan 2016-2020.
- The CREWS Programming Framework is aligned with international principles for risk-based, people-centered, multi-hazard early warning systems, as described in Revised Operational Procedures Note No1 Programming and Project Development and in Multi-hazard Early Warnings Systems: A Checklist.
- CREWS recognizes that women’s empowerment is fundamental for building resilience and that men and women access, process, interpret and respond to information and warnings in different ways. The CREWS principles for gender-sensitive programming is detailed in Operational Procedures Note No3 Gender-Sensitive Programming.
- CREWS success is measured in the reduction of lives and livelihoods lost to extreme climate events (Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction) and contributions to the adaptation goal of the Paris Climate Agreement .The outcomes and outputs against which CREWS investments are monitored are set out in the Revised Operational Procedures Note No2 Monitoring and Evaluation.