RAND on Disaster Recovery and the Private Sector

The Diva is amazed at the number of significant recovery-related programs and reports that have come out in the past two weeks. First the Frontline TV show, then the GAO report, and now a new report from RAND.  The need for attention, improvements, and reform to recovery is coming to the fore.

New from RAND: Disaster Recovery and the Private Sector: New Roles and New Challenges. (24 pages)

The report, titled “What Role Does the Private Sector Have in Supporting Disaster Recovery, and What Challenges Does It Face in Doing So?”, provides an examination of how the role of the private sector has shifted, given the shifting nature of disasters both in frequency and nature. As disaster declarations now include those that are natural, human-caused, and technological, the question at the helm of the disaster recovery conversation is “who pays for this?”.

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