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Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A regional overview

Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A regional overview
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). December 2012
  • This report informs readers about the elements that are driving increases in disaster risk in the South Asia Region (SAR). The report first examines the regional rise in disaster events and losses, the nature of the hazards, the drivers of current and future disaster loss, and provides an overview of activities that can reduce the vulnerability of exposed assets. A more detailed profile of each of the major hazards in SAR is then provided in Annex 1. Finally, Annex 2 examines the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) profile of each country in the region. These include the hazard profile, the DRM framework for each country, the progress made in reducing vulnerability to hazards, and ongoing activities to increase resilience that are being financed by the international community.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urbanization, Vulnerability
  • Main target audience: Decision makers, Development agencies, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Advocacy
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies
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