Gerstle: Focus on Disaster Preparedness!

Donors that consider reforming their aid strategy should include disaster preparedness in their priorities, writes Daniel Gerstle in the War and Peace blog for Preventive measures could save more money and lives in the long run, he argues. Gerstle also asks donors to rethink their idea of preventive measures.

“Preventive measures are not simply more products delivered sooner, but are investments in protection systems,” he argues.

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  • Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.