The Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), in collaboration with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, launched the program in 2016 on 'Strengthening Capacity of Government, Local Humanitarian Organizations and the Private Sector on Preparedness for Emergency Response' in six Asian countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. Each country has completed a sample baseline survey of selected at-risk geographical areas with the goal of investigating the current context and engagement of government entities, the private sector, local NGOs / civil society organizations, international organizations, academia, and the media in emergency response.
This report aims to summarize the baseline findings from the Philippines to identify areas for strengthening capacities for a more effective
humanitarian response. It draws from the experiences of different stakeholders during emergency preparedness and response, through questionnaires, interviews and focus group discussions to give light on the existing practices and the factors that facilitate and pose challenges in humanitarian action.