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A Typology Framework for Trade-Offs in Development and Disaster Risk Reduction: A Case Study of Typhoon Haiyan Recovery in Tacloban, Philippines

Heidi Tuhkanen (), Michael Boyland (), Guoyi Han (), Anjalee Patel (), Karlee Johnson (), Arno Rosemarin () and Ladylyn Lim Mangada ()
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Heidi Tuhkanen: Stockholm Environment Institute, Tallinn Centre, Tallinn 10416, Estonia
Michael Boyland: International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, Stockholm Environment Institute and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Guoyi Han: International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, Stockholm Environment Institute and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Anjalee Patel: Faculty for Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, UK
Karlee Johnson: International Centre of Excellence on Transforming Development and Disaster Risk, Stockholm Environment Institute and Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR) Programme, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Arno Rosemarin: Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm Centre, Stockholm 10451, Sweden
Ladylyn Lim Mangada: Division of Social Sciences, UP Visayas Tacloban College; Tacloban City 6500, Philippines

Sustainability, 2018, vol. 10, issue 6, 1-19

Abstract: Development and disaster risk are deeply linked. Disasters reverse development gains; development initiatives influence the risk, vulnerability, and exposure of people, assets, and environments to disasters. Hence, knowledge of key dimensions of the potential trade-offs between development and disaster risk reduction (DRR) may inform decision-making processes, goals, and initiatives in ways that have potential to address unsustainable development practices that are commonplace in countries of all economic levels. This paper presents, explores, and tests a conceptual framework for analysing the trade-offs that underpin this relationship as evidenced through policy goals, initiatives, and decision-making processes. We categorise key dimensions of relevant trade-offs into five specific dimensions: (i) The aggregation of development and DRR gains and losses, (ii) risk prioritisation when seeking to reduce multiple risks, (iii) the equity of decision-making processes and outcomes, (iv) the balancing of near- and long-term goals, and (v) the distribution of power and participation. By framing key questions related to each trade-off dimension, we test the framework in the context of a major disaster recovery process in Tacloban, the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in November 2013. We consider how decision-making trade-offs can be made more visible and useful in the pursuit of transformative change in development and DRR.

Keywords: development; disaster risk; DRR; trade-offs; Typhoon Haiyan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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