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dc.contributor.advisorLe De, Loic
dc.contributor.advisorLopez, Yany
dc.contributor.authorAbaya, Mikael Raffael
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-23T21:49:59Z
dc.date.available2017-10-23T21:49:59Z
dc.date.copyright2017
dc.date.created2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10893
dc.description.abstractCoordination between government and non-government agencies is key to providing effective disaster response. Coordination must take place at international, national and local levels. Thus, the United Nations introduced a multi-agency cluster system for coordination. The Philippine Government institutionalised the system to address identified gaps and to improve leadership before, during and after disasters. Current literature focuses on international analyses of the cluster approach and whether it contributes to improved coordination, but its efficacy at a domestic level remains unexplored. Herein, I analyse developments in the Philippines in using the cluster approach as a mechanism for disaster relief coordination. I use a qualitative, descriptive case study methodology to identify opportunities, barriers and gaps experienced by Philippine authorities during and after the super typhoon “Haiyan”, and I show how the Philippine cluster response system has evolved. I gather data from government policy reviews and semi-structured interviews conducted with government officials and stakeholders. Key findings indicate that the cluster approach has helped the Philippine Government to provide an improved, coordinated response. However, the same challenges that exist at the global level also exist in the Philippines. My findings also show that the Philippine Government has improved best practices as it continues evolve its disaster response systems. This research is significant to emergency and disaster managers because it shows how interagency coordination can be improved using the cluster approach.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectCluster approachen_NZ
dc.subjectDisaster risk reduction and managementen_NZ
dc.subjectCoordinationen_NZ
dc.subjectResponseen_NZ
dc.subjectNational governmenten_NZ
dc.subjectDisasteren_NZ
dc.subjectEmergency managementen_NZ
dc.subjectHumanitarian actionen_NZ
dc.titleImproving Coordination Between Disaster Relief Agencies: The Cluster Approach in the Philippinesen_NZ
dc.typeDissertation
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Emergency Managementen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2017-10-21T10:05:35Z
aut.filerelease.date2022-01-30


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