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Examining the Role of the International Community in Building Disaster Resilience: A Case Study on the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines

Abstract : Recent major disasters in the Philippines have resulted in the increase in number of international organizations and their operations. This thesis seeks to find out whether the interventions introduced by the international community contributes to building disaster resilience among communities. In order to do so, a review of related literature on disaster resilience and the involvement of the international community is conducted. This thesis also looks at two cases of varying degrees in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines : the Province of Bohol and the Municipality of Bantayan. In addition, a review on policies was also conducted : the Hyogo Framework for Action from the international scale, and its application in the Philippines through Republic Act 10121, also known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010. Results of the review of literature and policies, as well as analysis of the interviews conducted, show that international organizations are highly influential in effective disaster management in the country. However, their efforts are mainly limited to the relief, recovery, and rehabilitation stage after a major disaster. More often than not, these interventions do not see long term results such as building disaster resilience in order for the communities to withstand recurring shocks, stress, and changes.
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Tashana Dominique Villarante. Examining the Role of the International Community in Building Disaster Resilience: A Case Study on the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2015. ⟨dumas-01267540⟩

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