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Economics of DRR

Analysis of economic initiatives taken at any level and/or by any sector in order to improve disaster risk reduction strategies, including the direct and indirect economic impacts of disasters.

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Thailand: ADB supports disaster risk management, financial inclusion projects

4 Feb 2016, ADB

'Since the severe floods of 2011, the Government of Thailand has carried out several high level flood control schemes. The disaster risk management project aims to help reduce risks further by supporting greater community involvement in activities such as flood preparedness, response, and post-flood recovery,' said James Nugent, Director General of ADB’s Southeast Asia Department...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 1.2 [PDF, 110Kb]Dedicated and adequate resources are available to implement disaster risk reduction plans and activities at all administrative levels
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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