Network Analysis of Actors Working to Support Disaster Preparedness and Resilience in the Philippines

At HHI, Phuong Pham, Vincenzo Bollettino, Patrick Vinck, Ariana Marnicio, Lea Ivy Manzanero, and Mark Toldo designed and implemented the study, data analysis, and writing of the report. At Root Change, Rachel Dickinson, Alexis Smart, and Evan Bloom conducted the analysis and wrote the report.
Published: 
Oct 2020

The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) partnered with Root Change to conduct a network analysis of actors working to support disaster preparedness and resilience in the Philippines. The study design is modeled after a summative phase external evaluation that HHI conducted in 2016-2017 on the START Network’s Disasters and Emergency Preparedness Program (DEPP). Network analysis techniques applied in this evaluation have been adapted from the DEPP work to analyze the disaster resilience network in coastal Bangladesh under the Resilient Communities Program. In this report, we present the network analysis and methods used. We also detail findings and recommendations for HHI and other in-country partners about how these results can inform programs to strengthen disaster resilience and climate change in the Philippines.

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