Administrative Capacity of Local Government in Responding to Natural Disasters in Developing Countries

Nguyen Van Quang, Doan Trieu Long, Nguyen Dung Anh, Thanh Nguyen Hai


The important role of local government in the socio-economic development of localities has been confirmed in many domestic and foreign studies. But the role of the government in drought adaptation has often received little attention and analysis in domestic studies. Approaching from the local tectonic government model, the article argues that local government is an important link to promoting adaptive capacity at the local level of Vietnam and the Central Highlands provinces provide a case study that is typical for research and development of the capacity to adapt to drought and natural disasters for local authorities in Vietnam. Analysis of adaptive capacity through case studies in local government in the Central Highlands provinces shows that capacity is a major challenge for local governments here. The paper recommends that it is necessary to further expand the initiative and role of local authorities in guiding and promoting adaptation for communities and local people.


Doi: 10.28991/HEF-2021-02-02-03

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Management Capacity; Local Government; Natural Disasters; The Central Highlands; Vietnam.


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