Implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action in Makati City, Philippines

Yuki Matsuoka, Yukiko Takeuchi, Rajib Shaw

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Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to review the challenges for disaster risk reduction (DRR) by local governments and local implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) as the global DRR guideline. Design/methodology/approach: Based on a survey on 20 tasks identified in "A guide for implementing HFA by local stakeholders", HFA implementation by local government is analyzed to identify priorities and the gaps. The target group for the detail analysis was the Makati city DRR coordinating council (MCDRRCC). Findings: The survey reviewed how multi-stakeholders involved in local DRR perceive these HFA 20 tasks, which revealed trends and gaps within their work. The result showed that Makati currently places more emphasis on HFA 1, but revealed some gaps in the area of HFA 4. While suggesting a set of recommended actions for Makati, the analysis also revealed how these gaps were addressed in its recent action plan. MDRRCC demonstrated a case for local platform for DRR in terms implementing the actions and addressing the challenges through proper coordination among stakeholders. Research limitations/implications: Since local HFA implementation is relevantly new area, its applicability needs to be examined further considering linkages between national and local governments. Originality/value: This paper is unique since the original data were collected from the survey. Makati city case proposes a model of local platform for comprehensive DRR actions along with HFA, which provides value added approach contributing to the ISDR Campaign. The case of Makati provides an on-going model process of a local platform for DRR which can be leant by other local government for possible replication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-42
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Capacity
  • Case studies
  • Coordination
  • Disaster prevention
  • Disasters
  • Governance
  • Philippines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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