MALDIVES: Capacity and Institution Building

MALDIVES: Capacity and Institution Building

THE Maldives, with a population of 400,000 dispersed amongst approximately 200 small, remote islands adopted a decentralised form of governance in 2008. This brought significant changes to the structure and functions of the government as the newly formed local...
Cities in Asia and Pacific at Risk

Cities in Asia and Pacific at Risk

Local and Regional Governments at the Forefront of Disaster Management The Asia and Pacific Region, in particular, is highly prone to disaster risks. At the same time, the region is home to around 60% of the world population. In this context, disaster risk reduction...