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Governance in the Sendai: a way ahead?

Journal article
Authors E. Raju
Karen da Costa
Published in Disaster Prevention and Management
Volume 27
Issue 3
Pages 278-291
ISSN 0965-3562
Publication year 2018
Published at School of Global Studies
Pages 278-291
Language en
Links https://doi.org/10.1108/DPM-08-2017...
Keywords Governance, Accountability, Disaster risk reduction, Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015, disaster risk reduction, management, accountability, challenges, resilience, future, Environmental Sciences & Ecology, Public, Environmental & Occupational, Health, Business & Economics
Subject categories Public Administration Studies, Economics and Business, Globalization Studies

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to identify how governance and accountability have been addressed in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030. Design/methodology/approach The research is mainly based on the analysis of the SFDRR; scientific literature, particularly recent publications covering the SFDRR. The paper also takes into account grey literature. Findings The SFDRR does address issues of governance and accountability in disasters. However, more needs to be done to translate it into practice - particularly with regard to accountability. Originality/value The paper covers a topic that has not attracted considerable academic attention, despite the fact that the need to address accountability in disaster risk management, notably in DRR, has been generally acknowledged. By addressing governance and accountability in the most recent international DRR framework the paper adds value to the literature.

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