Versión preliminar Washington, D.C., 6 y 7 de marzo de 2003 Note: This document is part of a series of papers commissioned by the Inter-American Development Bank for the Regional Policy Dialogue. This document is under review, therefore it should not be cited as reference. The opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Bank. Preface In the third phase of the Regional Policy Dialogue on disaster risk management, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) requested the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (German Technical Cooperation Agency, GTZ) to conduct a study on “Comprehensive Risk Management by Communities and Local Government”, with the purpose of suggesting strategies and measures to strengthen local actors for disaster risk management. This analysis is based upon the results of studies carried out in the two previous phases of the Dialogue regarding institutiona
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