The paper compares and contrasts how disaster risk management is being conceptualised in relation to emerging climate change adaptation efforts and how these two agendas are influenced by different governance systems, accountabilities and social contracts in Zambia, Uganda, Viet Nam and Nepal.
The publication includes conclusions on the following themes (p. 33-36):
- the disparate nature of public accountability;
- from disaster response to comprehensive disaster risk management;
- situating climate change adaptation within the 'day jobs' of meso level bureaucrats;
- governance, politics and the media;
- national governance, the 'community' and the missing meso: searching for good enough governance.
This document is an input paper for the 2015 Global Risk Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction.