Disaster Management in Resource-constrained Economies: Lessons for Laos
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Natural disasters cause a huge loss of lives and property, and many nations are making efforts to mitigate the risk of disasters. Laos, a country that increasingly relies on hydropower, has suffered a major dam collapse due to increased rainfall and poor-quality construction by international companies. This event highlighted the lack of preparedness of the Lao government and community to national disasters. This research explores the experience of other countries to draw lessons on disaster prevention and management best practices that Laos could adopt. This research will examine multiple cases and policy documents to review other countries’ disaster risk management. The research findings will offer recommendations for Laos to improve the management of natural and man-made disaster risks.