The lack of coherent national and global governance that prioritizes social justice and equity, as well as limited governmental capacity in critical areas, increases vulnerability to hazards and hampers efficient disaster response.
The lack of coherent national and international policies on issues affecting disaster risk can increase impacts in areas where the danger should have been manageable. Common issues in disaster risk preparation and responses can be identified in communication and enforcement of safety standards by authorities, institutions and governments. As the interconnectivity of disasters worldwide becomes more apparent, better cooperation at all levels of government, particularly at the global level, is needed to manage disasters and reduce risk effectively. Just as disasters cannot be viewed in isolation, neither can governments. Our nations are all part of the international community, so communication and cooperation without exploitation is key to managing disasters effectively.