Human Development Report 2016

07 Dec 2016

Social Capital: the Invisible Face of Resilience

How to better prepare for the crisis? How to engage volunteers and distribute humanitarian aid more efficiently? Why is it important to include women in disaster risk preparedness and response? How to prevent the poor, persons with disabilities, the elderly and children from becoming even more vulnerable during a crisis?  Why do partnerships between the state and non-state actors matter? These are only some questions that the report answers. This National Human Development Report (NHDR) shows the importance of communication, partnerships and coordination, solidarity and volunteerism, humanitarian aid, social inclusion and trust.

Findings emerge from the analysis of hundreds of compelling stories and testimonies, collected through direct interviews with citizens and local authorities. By bringing all the views together, the NHDR offers a set of actionable recommendations on how to strengthen the social fabric to reinforce the resilience of communities.

In addition to diagnosing the problem, the report seeks to compare municipalities through the Capitals for Resilience Index, which was specifically constructed for this purpose.

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