INFORM Risk Index: Governance
Understanding why and where humanitarian disasters are likely to occur is a fundamental step in saving lives and promoting sustainable development. The coping capacity dimension of the INFORM Risk Index (global risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters) measures the ability of a country to cope with disasters in terms of organized activities, infrastructure and governmental effort. The governance indicator presented in this layer captures the effectiveness of the governments’ effort for building resilience across all sectors of society as well as the level of misuse of political power for private benefit. The risk score ranges from 0-10, where 10 is the highest risk.
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INFORM. 2020. INFORM Risk Index 2021. https://drmkc.jrc.ec.europa.eu/inform-index. INFORM is a collaboration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Risk, Early Warning and Preparedness and the European Commission. The European Commission Joint Research Centre is the scientific lead of INFORM.
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