World disasters report 2015: focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness

This year’s World Disasters Report examines the complexities and challenges local actors face in scaling-up and sustaining humanitarian response and disaster risk reduction. It calls on governments and the international aid community to work together to ensure more equal partnerships with local actors and efficient financing flows, including at the community level, where humanitarian needs are the greatest and development impacts are felt the most. The World Disasters Report 2015 features chapters on: local actors, the present and the future of humanitarian action; capacity development for better disaster risk management; law, governance and the role of local actors; funding patterns and their keeping pace with trends and evidence; aid delivery in insecure environments; the role of local actors in protracted conflict; and digital empowerment of local actors