Disaster Risk Management at the National Level

21 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2013

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Mikio Ishiwatari

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Date Written: November 26, 2013


National governments are supposed to play a pivotal role in disaster risk management (DRM). This paper reviews trends and patterns in developing governance and institutions in DRM in the Asia and the Pacific region. The paper then derives recommendations on how to establish disaster risk governance for developing countries, including mainstreaming DRM into development plans and policies. A four-pronged approach is presented: First, strengthen the DRM coordination role of the national government. Second, develop an enhanced legal framework. Third, establish a DRM focal point agency. Fourth, build a flexible cooperation system among concerned organizations and all levels of government.

Keywords: disaster risk management, Asia, Pacific, disaster risk governance

JEL Classification: Q54, H84

Suggested Citation

Ishiwatari, Mikio, Disaster Risk Management at the National Level (November 26, 2013). ADBI Working Paper No. 448, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2360365 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2360365

Mikio Ishiwatari (Contact Author)

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) ( email )


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