DRR solutions in least developed countries

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Floods in Sanamxay district, Lao PDR
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As many least developed countries (LDCs) face an increasingly complex risk landscape, the impacts of disasters continue to undermine hard-won progress towards sustainable development. This collection compiles solutions implemented in LDCs to prevent disasters and reduce risk.

A valley of broken houses and debris following the 2010 earthquake in Port-Au-prince, Haiti.
A volunteer network helps to monitor aftershocks and illuminate the country’s earthquake hazards.
Springer Nature
Weather and climate conditions over the Indochina, including Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, make it one of the most vulnerable regions on the planet.
World Meteorological Organization
Preparing for these risks requires accurate, locally relevant risk assessments and effective communications.
Eos - AGU
Flooded road in Manyara, Tanzania (2011). Vadim Petrakov/Shutterstock
The author explains the concept of the triple dividend of disaster risk reduction investments based on the application of a novel economic model applied to a case study.
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis
A consortium with Deltares was selected by the Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Risk Management and Reduction (INGD) to strengthen preparedness.
Deltares
LDCs has welcomed the proposed creation of the Systematic Observation Financing Facility to improve weather forecasts and strengthen resilient development.
World Meteorological Organization