Key Considerations: Supporting Better Governance of Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan
Khan Mohmand, Shandana
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Relief, rehabilitation, and recovery from climate emergencies require getting the governance of disaster and crisis management right. In Pakistan, there are five actions where response actors can either contribute directly, or facilitate action to enable effective interventions: Support the collection, coordination, and dissemination of data relating to the crisis; Help regenerate multi-sectoral cooperation and partnerships; Assist the vertical integration of institutions at the sub-national level; Urge coordinated resources across response actors: donors, government officials, and civil society; Strengthen social protection systems in the longer term. Most of these are familiar to those that work on humanitarian crises in Pakistan, but they represent unresolved bottlenecks in responding effectively to a crisis. Getting these areas of action right is critical for the current crisis and to prepare for other expected and accelerating climate emergencies. To expand on these five elements, this brief draws on the authors' experiences of national and international responses to previous disasters and their aftermaths in Pakistan. It was written by Shandana Khan Mohmand and Miguel Loureiro at the Institute of Development Studies, and was reviewed by Saba Aslam (Institute of Business Administration, Karachi), Luqman Hakeem, (UNICEF), Hayley MacGregor (IDS), Annie Wilkinson (IDS) and Olivia Tulloch (Anthrologica), and edited by Victoria Haldane (Anthrologica). This brief was commissioned by and remains the responsibility of SSHAP.
CitationKhan Mohmand, S. and Loureiro, M. (2022) Key Considerations: Supporting Better Governance of Flood Relief Efforts in Pakistan. Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP), DOI: 10.19088/SSHAP.2022.036
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