Disaster Resilience: Topic Guide

Publication language
Date published
01 Feb 2014
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Evaluation-related, Evidence, Monitoring, Networks
United Kingdom

GSDRC Topic Guides aim to provide a clear, concise and objective report on findings from rigorous research on critical areas of development policy. Rather than provide policy guidance or recommendations, their purpose is to signpost policymakers and practitioners to the key debates and evidence on the topic of focus, to support informed decision-making. This topic guide focuses on resilience to natural hazards, with emphasis on humanitarian action, in fragile and conflict-afflicted states as well as in other contexts. Although some principles are common to both contexts, there remains a high level of uncertainty about how to build resilience in adverse political economies.