Economic Development Policy and Disaster Risk

Authored by: Charlotte Benson

The Routledge Handbook of Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415590655
eBook ISBN: 9780203844236
Adobe ISBN: 9781136918698


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Over the past fifteen years, there has been increasing recognition by government, civil society and development partners around the world of the need to ‘mainstream’ disaster risk reduction into development – that is, to consider and address risks emanating from natural hazards in national development frameworks and in legislation and institutional structures, as well as in sectoral strategies and policies, budgetary processes, the design and implementation of individual development projects and, finally, in monitoring and evaluating all of the above (Benson et al. 2007).

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