Disasters can throw a country back for years and even decades in the case of poor developing countries, erasing economic gains that have been made over decades. This occurs at the national, community and personal levels. This book diagnoses the crisis of governance facing resource-poor countries in their quest for improved disaster risk reduction, and sketches a path toward institutionalizing disaster risk governance and leveraging it to ultimately build resilience in these countries.
Using case studies from resource-poor countries severely impacted by natural hazards in South East Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean and the Asia-Pacific regions, Denise Thompson develops a disaster risk governance framework that helps to put poorer countries on a path to sustainable disaster risk reduction (DRR). This framework will provide much needed insights on how to steer the DRR process to these regions as well as the myriad organizations that work to promote DRR in these regions.
This book will a highly valuable resource to academics conducting research in these regions; and students of emergency management, disaster risk reduction, governance more generally, development studies, and development funding organizations.