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Disaster risk governance: unlocking progress and reducing risk

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Written by Emily Wilkinson, Katie Peters

‚ÄčThis report was first commissioned by UNDP in 2013 as an input paper to the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Reduction 2015 under the global call for papers. The call and the analysis presented here responds to an identified need for more comparative studies on how governance systems and development situations have shaped progress on disaster risk management (DRM). This paper reviews a select number of different governance systems in terms of their institutional structures (centralized and decentralized), distribution of power and decision making authority, capacities and resources, and role of stakeholders among other characteristics.
Emily Wilkinson, Eva Comba, Katie Peters