Available online: https://www.brookings.edu/research/in-the-neighborhood-the-growing-role-of-regio [...]Published by: Brookings Institution, the ; 2013
This study looks at the role of one group of important, but little-studied actors in disaster risk management (DRM): regional organizations. It addresses the gap in descriptive studies about the relative strengths and weaknesses of regional bodies, and more specifically in the comparisons of their range of activities or effectiveness in DRM. It provides some basic information about the work of more than 30 regional organizations involved in disaster risk management and draws some comparisons and generalizations about the work of thirteen of these organizations through the use of 17 indicators of effectiveness, including the existence of a regional disaster risk reduction framework or convention. It is intended not only to those working in the field of disaster risk management but also to those who see regional cooperation as an important part of global governance and as a force for peace, security and development.
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