MANAGING RISK IN SMALL STEPS: ACHIEVING LANDSLIDE RISK REDUCTION BY STRATEGIC INCREMENTALISM IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN
Article first published online: 10 JUL 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of International Development
Volume 25, Issue 2, pages 147–159, March 2013
How to Cite
Anderson, M. G. and Holcombe, E. (2013), MANAGING RISK IN SMALL STEPS: ACHIEVING LANDSLIDE RISK REDUCTION BY STRATEGIC INCREMENTALISM IN THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. J. Int. Dev., 25: 147–159. doi: 10.1002/jid.1807
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2013
- Article first published online: 10 JUL 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 APR 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 24 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 21 JUL 2010
- landslide risk;
- stakeholder mapping;
- behavioural change
Understanding landslide processes in developing counties, coupled with community engagement can deliver landslide hazard reduction ‘on the ground’, leading to behavioural change within communities and governments. On this basis, we undertook a ‘strategic incrementalism’ approach to landslide risk reduction. The change achieved in stakeholder engagement was simultaneously a major challenge and the determinant of the project success. However, the resulting stakeholder commitment demonstrates the clear benefit of designing risk reduction measures that deliver research, on-the-ground reduction of risk and behavioural change and provides specific evidence that strategic incrementalism is a viable process. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.