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Improving the assessment of disaster risks to strengthen financial resilience

A Special Joint G20 Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank:

Responding to a G20 request, special joint G20 publication brings together the experiences of G20 countries in protecting their populations and assets against natural hazards. It includes contributions by fifteen G20 members and invited countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States), as well as the OECD. A World Bank paper introduces the country experiences and sets out the challenges and opportunities to address rising disaster losses with more accurate risk data and better informed decision making.

Overview - Message from the G20 Presidency, Message from the World Bank, and Executive Summary
Chapter 1 - World Bank: Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience
Chapter 2 - Argentina: Assessment of Disaster Risk Management Strategies in Argentina
Chapter 3 - Australia: Australia’s Recent Experience with Natural Disaster Risk Management
Chapter 4 - Brazil: Landslide Risk Reduction Measures by the Rio de Janeiro City Government
Chapter 5 - Chile: Building Resilience: Risk Models and Urban Planning
Chapter 6 - China: China’s Natural Disaster Risk Management
Chapter 7 - Colombia: Contingent Liability Management in Colombia and the Financial Strategy Associated with Natural Disasters
Chapter 8 - France: The French Experience on Disaster Risk Management
Chapter 9 - Germany: Experiences in Disaster Risk Management within the German Development Cooperation
Chapter 10 - Italy: From Business Continuity to Service Continuity: The Case of the Italian Financial System
Chapter 11 - Japan: Lessons Learned from the Great East Japan Earthquake: Hazard Information and Damage Scenarios to Inform Effective Countermeasures to Extreme Events
Chapter 12 - Republic of Korea: Strengthening Disaster Risk Assessments to Build Resilience to Natural Disasters
Chapter 13 - Mexico: Disaster Risk Management in Mexico: from response to risk transfer
Chapter 14 - Turkey: Disaster Risk Management in Turkey
Chapter 15 - United Kingdom: Building Disaster Resilience
Chapter 16 - United States: Disaster Risk Modeling Techniques: A Common Methodology for Countries to Apply
Chapter 17 - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Policy Options for Disaster Risk Financing and Transfer and Issues in Quantification of Disaster Losses and Exposures: An OECD Perspective
Chapter 17 Annex - OECD: Review of the Main Initiatives on Collection and Dissemination of Cat Risk Exposures and Losses


  • Themes:Complex Emergency, Disaster Risk Management, Economics of DRR, GIS & Mapping, Governance, Insurance & Risk Transfer, Public-private Partnerships, Risk Identification & Assessment, Urban Risk & Planning
  • Hazards:Land Slide, NBC - Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
  • Countries/Regions:Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep of, Mexico, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/29011

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