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The coastal area of Kulon Progo Regency has ranked 17 out of 173 districts/cities with a high tsunami threat categories. Regional investment is needed in disaster risk reduction (DRR) to resilience which is the 3rd priority actions in the framework of Sendai (2015-2030). The study of variables are about the implementation of the social development policy – to prevent and reduce the risk of social vulnerability and shocks caused by natural disasters, preparedness and resilience so hopefully the community can be realized.The implementation of the PRB approach based on community through programmes of social development is important, considering that learn from experience it is evident that the Government is very limited in its capabilities to facilitate disaster mitigation.The community should be placed as active subjects with a variety of its ability to manage risk. This research aims to study and see the level of preparedness of social development through empowerment of coastal communities that implemented by Government.The method used descriptive qualitative approach. Measurement of preparedness level refers to the head of BNPB Regulation Number 03/2012 about Regional Capacity Assessment Guidelines in disaster mitigation. As a result, the preparedness level of the social development in the coastal area of Kulon Progo is level 4. This means that the region has gained some achievements in terms of policy and program implementation, but there are still limitations in terms of commitment to the sustainability of the program.