Pacific regional organisations and disaster risk management

Brookings has recently released a report on the role of regional organisations in supporting disaster risk management (DRM) and climate change adaptation in Pacific island countries (thanks to Tess Newton Cain for pointing me toward the report).

While the recommendations are not necessarily new or ground-breaking, some are worth repeating – such as the appropriateness of capacity supplementation instead of capacity building in micro-states. For those who don’t work in this space, the report provides a useful overview of regional support for DRM in the Pacific.

A summary and a link to the full report are available here.


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Matthew Dornan

Matthew Dornan was formerly Deputy Director at the Development Policy Centre and is currently a senior economist at the World Bank.

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