The role of local institutions in reducing vulnerability to recurrent natural disasters and in sustainable livelihoods development: Philippines
Institutions for rural development series, no. 8
The in-depth look at the situation in a disaster-prone area of The Philippines of this case study contributes to the understanding of the impact of local institutions in the design and implementation of disaster risk management strategies, as well as the role of local authorities in building community social capital for disaster prevention and preparedness. This understanding intend to provide insight and guidance on how disaster risk management may be integrated into development strategies.
This case study on the Philippines was commissioned in specific programme focused on studying the “The role of local level institutions in reducing vulnerability to natural disasters”, which has been implemented in collaboration with a range of partners including the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), University of Cape Town (UCT), The World Food Programme (WFP), and several NGOs as well as local government representatives.