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Disaster governance after Cyclone Sidr (Bangladesh, 2007-2017)

This study sheds new light onto the legacy of cyclone Sidr. Sidr ravaged the southern coast of Bangladesh 15 November 2007, leaving thousands dead and affecting millions. Given lower death tolls than previous cyclones, the response to Sidr has gained international recognition and become an oft-cited case of successful disaster preparedness.

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Using qualitative methods to examine the operation of four selected categories of interventions, this study (Ph.D. monograph) revisits the standard framing of the response to Cyclone Sidr. Key findings include that post-cyclone opportunities for risk reduction time and again were hijacked, or simply lost.



Aase, M. (2019), Listing for change? Exploring the politics of relief lists after 2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh. Disasters. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/disa.12395


'Cyclone summer', FokusIndia, 2016 

'Katastrofehjelpen som ikke kan deles ut', FokusIndia, 2017.

Project updates 



The Norwegian Research Council.


Human Rights and Extreme Poverty Project (completed)
Ethics, Rights and Poverty: Global Theory and National Practice (completed)

Tags: Disaster, Development, Bangladesh, Cyclone
Published Aug. 7, 2019 9:16 AM - Last modified Oct. 28, 2020 4:14 PM