Funding the Front Liners: New Disaster Fund Rules to Help Local Governments

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02 Aug 2017
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Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, National & regional actors, Government

On March 14, 2017, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approved new rules administering the use of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund. The new Rules represent the culmination of a Coalitions for Change (CfC) effort that began in June 2015 under the Partnership of the Australian Government and The Asia Foundation. This story describes the transformational policy change in Philippines disaster risk reduction and management, the process undertaken to introduce the policy reform, and key lessons from the experience.