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Title: From disaster to development: A systematic review of community-driven humanitarian logistics
Authors: Bealt, J
Mansouri, SA
Keywords: Humanitarian Logistics;Disaster Management;Community;Disasters;Development
Issue Date: 2016
Citation: Disasters Journal, 2016
Abstract: There remains a plethora of untapped resources which exist within disaster affected communities, able to address both relief and development concerns. A systematic review of the literature revealed that communities are able to form ad hoc networks which have the capabilities to address a wide range of disaster management needs. These networks, known as Collaborative Aid Networks (CANs), have demonstrated efficient logistical capabilities exclusive of humanitarian organisations (HOs). We propose CANs offer alternative solutions to traditional humanitarian approaches to logistics, whilst also mitigating the challenges commonly faced by traditional HOs. Furthermore, the impact that CANs have on development as a result of their involvement in humanitarian logistics, highlights a more holistic, long-term approach to disaster management. This research provides the foundation for further theoretical exploration of effective and efficient disaster management, and opportunities for policy and practice.
ISSN: 0361-3666
Appears in Collections:Brunel Business School Research Papers

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