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Incentives, Intergovernmental and Intersystem

  • By: Emily Wilkinson
  • In: Encyclopedia of Disaster Relief
  • Edited by: K. Bradley Penuel & Matt Statler
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Policy (general)

Modern disaster management systems consist of a broad range of national and international government and nongovernmental (NGO) actors that participate at different stages of the disaster cycle, from mitigation to preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. However, not all are willing or capable partners. Sub-national governments in particular often lack the commitment and financial and human capacity to prepare for and respond to disaster. Intergovernmental and intersystem incentives are used to motivate these actors to participate; promote efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in their actions; and better coordinate between actors.

Intergovernmental Incentives

National governments develop intergovernmental incentive mechanisms to encourage the adherence of different government agencies and lower levels of government to higher-level disaster policy objectives. Incentives are intended to increase the commitment of government and its capacity to ...

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