This study aims to describe the implementation of earthquake management policies in Padang. Padang is one of the cities with high susceptibility to earthquake. Therefore, disaster risk reduction is necessary. This study applies qualitative method with descriptive-interpretive approach. The data used is primary and secondary data. The data is analyzed using interactive model. The findings show that the implementation of existing disaster management policies has not been effective due to low personal ability and capacity of the policy implementers, desynchronization between related stakeholders in disaster area, the inability of the Regional Disaster Management Agency and Fire Department (BPBDPK) as a leading sector to carry out the function of command and coordination properly, and weak accountability of related Regional Working Unit (SKPD). This study concludes that the implementation of disaster management policies has not been effective due to the lack of understanding from the policy implementers, the limited human resources, and the lack of coordination between the actors of disaster management.

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