A State of Preparedness: How Government Can Build Resilience to Civil Emergencies

24 Jun 2021 12:08 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic is the most serious civil emergency this country has faced in peacetime; unprecedented in its scale, complexity, and duration. Despite the fact that extensive central government machinery exists to anticipate, prepare for, and respond to civil emergencies, the pandemic has exposed critical shortcomings in preparedness and resilience.

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This research highlights deficiencies in the way that government anticipates, prepares for and responds to emergencies, and puts forward a range of solutions to help the Government build long-term resilience.

The report makes the following recommendations: