This is one of a number of PLOW learning resources designed to support
the professional development of DFID livelihoods advisers. Each learning
resource comprises an overview of the subject in a briefing note; key
texts; a summary of recent policy debates; points on where to find other
resources; and a glossary of key terms used in the briefing note. This
briefing note defines disaster risk reduction and explores its relevance
to livelihoods, with reference to broader approaches addressing chronic
food security and social safety nets. It looks at how disaster risk
reduction is put into practice and examines how development processes
can be made more resilient to the potential impacts of disasters. It
outlines DFID’s and other organisations’ work in disaster risk
reduction, including the links with climate change adaptation. The
briefing note then describes a number of key policy areas that are
currently under debate regarding aspects of disaster risk reduction.
This resource was produced by the Programme of Advisory and Support
Services (PASS) in partnership with Livelihoods Connect at the Institute
of Development Studies (IDS). PASS was a Resource Centre for Livelihoods
Advisers that was funded by DFID and managed by HTSPE Limited. The
Resource Centre closed in 2007.
Lockwood, H.; Coghlan, O. PLOW learning resource: Disaster risk reduction. Programme of Advisory and Support Services (PASS), Hemel Hempstead, UK (2005) 16 pp.