Issue Brief 3 – Improving Coordination for More Efficient and Effective Disaster Management Planning.
Coordination is a critical factor in the successful planning for disaster risk reduction, preparedness, and response activities. Effective coordination requires all actors to understand the roles and responsibility of the institutions and actors involved, with clarity on how different elements and stakeholders within the system interact and communicate with each other and how decisions are made. Effective coordination saves resources, time and, most importantly, lives.
In Indonesia, with so many actors at national and sub-national levels involved in, and with financial responsibility for, disaster management, the lack of clear roles and responsibilities and the absence of formal coordination mechanisms for information sharing and decision making has undermined both the effectiveness and the impact of disaster management.