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8 March 2017
The year 2016 was transformative for UNISDR - internally, UNISDR aligned its work in support of the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 with the organisational vision of its new senior management team. This resulted in the implementation of a new Strategic Framework 2016-2021, Work Programme 2016-2019 and a chang…
In 2016 the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) commissioned the development of guidelines on national disaster risk assessment (NDRA) as part of a series of thematic guidelines under its “Words into Action” initiative to support national implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  The present G…
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21 February 2018
This document is the fourth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section focuses on the direct and indirect economic impact of disasters, by looking at risk assessment issues such as long-term losses, socioeconomic well-being, unique se…
This document is the ninth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to common methodologies for evaluating DRR policy scenarios, which can help with making decisions on where to prioritize investments…
This document is the tenth in a series of special topics for consideration, as part of the Words into Action Guidelines on National Disaster Risk Assessment published by UNISDR. This section provides a general introduction to sovereign risk financing and risk transfer schemes as a part of a comprehensive risk management strategy to reduce and prevent ec…
This report evaluates total disaster-related economic losses and fatalities between 1998 and 2017. The report finds that between 1998 and 2017, climate-related and geophysical disasters killed 1.3 million people and left a further 4.4 billion injured, homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. While the majority of fatalities were due to ge…
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11 September 2020
This study aims at quantifying the multiple benefits of disaster risk reduction (DRR) investments and building a knowledge base for risk-informed decision-making on DRR investment in Zambia. The present report describes the methods of direct and indirect benefit assessment and their application to flood and drought risk management and is released as par…