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Urban governance and disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean: the experiences of Oxfam GB

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Pelling,Mark (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
Oct 2011
Published:
United Kingdom: Sage Publications
ISBN:
0956-2478
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Politics and government, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guyana, Risk, Natural disasters, Infrastructure
Notes:
This paper provides a cross-cultural analysis of the experiences of Oxfam GB in supporting urban community-based disaster risk reduction in Haiti, Guyana and the Dominican Republic. The paper focuses on the efforts of Oxfam GB and its local partners to overcome the determining influence of local governance on who benefits from interventions, and the longevity of positive outcomes.