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Date:
16 September 2014

In Course Module No. 3, CCAPS researcher Jennifer Bussell provides background and discussion materials for consideration of how partner nations' institutional capacity for disaster preparedness may be relevant to the U.S. Military. Bussell explores institutional capacity in the context of natural disasters, and how it can be defined.

Date:
22 May 2014
In CCAPS Student Working Paper No. 6, a team of researchers led by Dr. Jennifer Bussell explores the causes of variation in government policies to reduce the risk of, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters. The report focuses on the African continent and ten case studies within Africa.

Date:
18 March 2013
In CCAPS Research Brief No. 10, Jennifer Bussell suggests that the two clearest predictors of countries' investment in disaster preparedness are economic strength and perceived risk of natural threats. However, these factors explain little when there is limited electoral incentive to invest in disaster management or minimal bureaucratic capacity to implement preparedness programs.
Date:
18 March 2013
Natural hazards do not necessarily result in disasters, but they present a clear policy challenge for national governments: how does a country prepare for the often unexpected? In CCAPS Research Brief No. 9, Jennifer Bussell and Adam Colligan provide an evaluation of potential explanations for variation in government efforts to develop disaster management capacities.