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EU Member States’ policies and practice: Disaster Risk Reduction in humanitarian assistance and development cooperation

Source(s):  Voluntary Organisations in Cooperation in Emergencies (VOICE)

This study compares policies and practice in DRR between eight European Union Member States: Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. The selection of Member States represents a broad range in terms of size, geography and history as European donors. NGO representatives, members of the VOICE DRR Working Group completed a questionnaire on their Member State’s policies and programming on DRR enabling comparison of the NGO perception between the approaches taken by different states. This was supported by a desk review of policies, as well as other relevant documentation, leading to the drawing of conclusions and the presentation of recommendations.

The following recommendations arise from the findings:

  • EU Member States should ensure that DRR policy and practice follows the commitments made under recent global frameworks. 
  • EU Member States should make more effort to make DRR a visible, strategic and integral part of development and humanitarian policies and programming.
  • EU Member States policy and programmes should ensure clear focus on vulnerability and risk. 
  • EU Member States should increase the funding available for DRR under both humanitarian and development budget lines. 
  • EU Member States should set up monitoring mechanisms to allow their progress towards commitments made under international frameworks to be measured. 
  • EU Member States should implement their commitment to a multi-stakeholder approach to DRR via engaging in regular dialogue with NGOs and other DRR stakeholders.



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  • EU Member States’ policies and practice: Disaster Risk Reduction in humanitarian assistance and development cooperation
  • Publication date 2017
  • Author(s) Bird, Mags
  • Number of pages 24 p.

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