Economics of DRR

The promotion of resilient infrastructure is at the heart of this year's International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean
Montego Bay

The high risk emanating from the increasing number of cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems at national or local level is only now beginning to be understood. The cascading effect of that risk beyond the system under attack into allied and

Visual representation of cascading risk (c)UNDRR/James Brown, GAR2019
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats (Hybrid CoE) and the Ministry of the Interior for Finland have joined together to develop a new stress test tool that will help countries understand and improve their ability to reduce risk of hybrid threats and cascading disaster scenarios.

This paper evaluates the impact of the 2015 El Niño-induced drought on household consumption in Ethiopia. A Difference-in-Difference method was used to compare consumption changes over time in a group unaffected by the drought to the changes in a group

Developing countries in general and those in Asia, in particular, have become producers of goods and services for rest of the world as a result of which investments in the region have grown significantly. But before the advent of global investments, the

Regardless of the origin, financial and socio-economic crises feature combinations of adverse conditions: lack of access to financing/credit, slump in investments, household demand and consumption, a falling GDP, high deficits and debt ratios, loss of

Effective weather-related disaster warnings highlight periods of increased risk, whether due to enhanced hazard likelihood (e.g. the approach of a storm), high levels of exposure (e.g. crowds gathering in a hazardous location for a festival) or high

Investment in disaster risk reduction (DRR) is indispensable for enhancing resilience and for achieving sustainable development. Therefore, understanding the current scale and effects of DRR investment is crucial for promoting it. This paper analyzes the

Bogotá, capital of Colombia, with 8.2 million inhabitants by 2018, has a system to report different types of emergencies (Information System for Risk Management and Climate Change  SIRE), collecting information since 2002. This work presents the