Economics of DRR

A unified front: Business Partnerships for Effective Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

This report makes the case that a unified effort of business partnership is needed to effectively manage the unexpected difficulties that arise as a result of disasters. It presents some strategies and best practices companies have implemented for dealing with disasters and reducing their impact. It also discusses a number of trends that are critical […]

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Cost-benefit Analysis of Climate-resilient Housing in Central Vietnam

This study applied a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to quantify the economic benefits of long-term, safety-related measures put in place for storm-resilient housing in Vietnam. The results of the CBA show that the possible returns on investment would be positive and high, which implies that investing in storm‑resilient houses can be economically viable. Key findings include: 

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Nepal earthquake 2015: post disaster needs assessment

The report presents a comprehensive post disaster needs assessment exercise, launched simultaneously with response and relief efforts at the request of the Government of Nepal, with the objective to estimate damages and losses caused by the earthquake and to help identify recovery needs as well as strategy required for its implementation. The assessment exercise was

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Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction: 2015-2030 was adopted on March 18 at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.   The United Nations General Assembly Resolution adopted in 2013 (68/211) on International Strategy for Disaster Reduction stated that the World Conference would result in a concise, focused, forward-looking, and action-oriented outcome

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