Integrating Disaster and Development Assistance after Natural Disasters: NGO Response in the Third World

March 1993 (VOL. 11, NO. 1)

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This paper examines how one particular aid sector, the nongovernmental development organizations, is tackling the institutional issues involved in integrating disaster and development assistance in the Third World. The paper presents where NGOs have encountered the need to integrate the two aid types, their institutional efforts to do so, and the challenges they face in the implementation process. Finally, it outlines important areas for further work to aid NGOs to develop viable mechanisms to manage overlapping responsibilities in disaster response and longer-term reduction efforts.