Risk Governance Building Blocks for resilient development in the Pacific

This paper sets out a framework for ‘Risk Governance’ to help practitioners mainstream climate and disaster risk1 into development decision making in the Pacific. It is based largely on the experiences of testing this framework in the Pacific via the Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP). It aims to:i) articulate the rationale for strengthening risk governance as the foundation for transformational and therefore more sustained risk mainstreaming;ii) draw upon lessons and challenges from mainstreaming other cross-cutting issues;iii) unpack the Risk Governance framework and its building blocks to provide practitioners with an approach to embedding risk into development policy and practice; and iv) provide some early experiences programming the building blocks of risk governance in the region.

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