INFORM Risk Index: Lack of coping capacity (institutional component)
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. In particular, the institutional category presented in this layer covers the existence of Disaster Risk Reduction (DDR) programmes, which address mostly mitigation and preparedness, and the effectiveness of the governments’ effort for building resilience. 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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