The impacts of disasters on development, poverty and vulnerability have led to calls for improving disaster resilience - the capacity to cope with and adapt to shocks and stresses associated with natural hazards. What do we know about what can enable or constrain disaster resilience? This Topic Guide for policymakers and practitioners synthesises the evidence, approaches and lessons that emerge from the literature.
Combaz, E. Disaster resilience: Topic guide. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK (2014) 38 pp.