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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

Vanuatu: UNDP launches cash-for-work programme to build back better

21 Apr 2015, UNDP

UNDP is revising its existing and planned projects to prevent future disasters and enhance community resilience. This ranges from support to government to integrate disaster risks in development planning and training for officials, to support for communities to enhance disaster preparedness at the local level. UNDP is also partnering with the Government of Vanuatu through a US$ 8.03 million coastal adaptation project...

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • 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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