International disaster response cannot keep pace with burgeoning global challenges. Preventing catastrophes is possible, but this requires a new way of thinking and acting. Development and humanitarian actors, from local to global, need to reorient the way
they operate to systematically analyse and manage risk. This study provides a compelling call for change. It also provides timely recommendations as the world looks towards the post-2015 framework for development and disaster risk reduction, alongside the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.
Kevin Savage, Humanitarian Research Coordinator, World Vision International