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The checklist on law and disaster preparedness and response
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
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The disaster preparedness and response (DPR) checklist provides a prioritized list of ten key questions that lawmakers, implementing officials, and those supporting them, such as National Societies, are recommended to consider in order to ensure that their laws provide the best support for DPR. It covers not only dedicated disaster risk management laws but also other sectoral laws and regulations that are critical for managing essential functions such as institutional arrangements across different levels of government, finance and resource management, legal facilities and protection.
Specifically, the DPR Checklist is designed to:
- provide clarity on a number of key legislative issues impacting the timeliness and effectiveness of DPR activities;
- serve as an assessment tool to guide a review process of national and local level laws and policies for enhancing DPR; and
- provide guidance on how to improve national legal and policy frameworks and bring them in line with existing international standards, including the Sendai Framework.
Mongolia: Strengthening national laws to protect rights, reduce risks and improve collaboration in disasters