The institutional structures and processes that drive decision-making and management of DRR programs at regional, national and local level. This theme also includes institutions, legislations, policies and coordination mechanisms such as regional and national platforms.

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The new rule will result in higher-elevated and better-fortified buildings, and could help break a cycle of destruction and reconstruction that has cost the government billions of dollars over the past few decades.
Grist Magazine
While regulations to protect agricultural workers from the heat have been held up by political wrangling, Gonzalo and colleagues have spearheaded an alternate strategy. They seek to instead appeal directly to consumers and brands.
Women conduct a disaster risk assessment in a rural village in Lao PDR.
This systematic review highlights the scarcity of research integrating a gender perspective into climate policy impact assessments and calls for more gender-sensitive analyses and the application of feminist theory to address this gap.
Documents and publications
A new report, “Breaking the cycle of risk: Addressing resilience and debt for a new global financial architecture”, shows that we have the opportunity to move climate vulnerable countries out of debt by reforming the financial architecture.
Documents and publications
This report presents the results of the assessment of the effectiveness of the state government activities to support the recovery of the 39 local government areas (LGAs) impacted by the North and Far North Queensland monsoon trough in 2019.
Local government workers and members of the national police distribute relief goods to residents.
Local governments need a combination of strategic policy reforms and capacity building to effectively perform disaster risk reduction and management functions.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Policies and plans
The Barbados Comprehensive Disaster Management (CDM) Policy 2022 ensures that there is a strategic direction to keeping people safe and making communities more resilient to disaster and climate related risks and impacts.
The U.S. Department of Labor has proposed a new rule that would require employers to develop injury and illness prevention plans in order to better protect workers from heat-related injuries and death.
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