Comprehensive Risk Management by Communities and Local Governments: Component III: Indicators and Other Disaster Risk Management Instruments for Communities and Local Governments

Villagrán de León, Juan Carlos;
Mar 2003
This is the last version available of the present document that was commissioned by the Natural Disaster Network of the Regional Policy Dialogue. The aim of this study is to strengthen local governments, institutions and communities for undertaking disaster risk management, and establishing their complementarity in the national disaster management system. It is important to recognize the importance of local resources and initiatives in assessing the national capacity for disaster risk management. The concept of risk management applied in the study embodies: prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. Within this approach, it considers as essential the analysis of risks as the basis to identify and define appropriate measures for reducing risks.