OCHA, in collaboration with the ISDR, launched a guide for the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action, Priority 5. The document has as its objective assisting governments, local authorities and other interested parties in developing and measuring the preparation of their capacity for response.

The guide also offers a general view of the institutional changes and the legislative frameworks which should be taken into consideration with a view to supporting management of preparedness. In addition, it puts forward the most important issues for developing national disaster response capacity and highlights the essential role which contingency planning and analysis capability can play in the strengthening of preparedness. The document, made public this year, is available on internet at: http://ocha.unog.ch