Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2013
From Shared Risk to Shared Value: the Business Case for Disaster Risk Reduction

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Advisory Board
Margareta Wahlstrm, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction
Wadid Erian, Head of Land Resource Studies, The Arab Center for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Lands, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic Virginia Garcia Acosta, Director, Centre for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, CIESAS, Mexico DF, Mexico Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, United Nations Resident Coordinator for the Eastern Caribbean, Bridgetown, Barbados John Holmes, Director, Ditchley Foundation, Ditchley, United Kingdom. Michel Jarraud, Secretary General, World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Randolph Kent, Director, Humanitarian Futures Programme, King’s College, London, United Kingdom Allan Lavell, Coordinator, Programme for Environmental and Disaster Risk, Latin America Social Science Faculty (FLACSO), San Jose, Costa Rica Patrick Liedke, Former Secretary General, the Geneva Association for Risk and Insurance Economics, Switzerland Ibrahim Osman, Former Deputy Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland Aromar Revi, Director, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, New Delhi, India Johan Schaar, Co-Director, Vulnerability and Adaptation Initiative, World Resources Institute, Washington DC, USA Youba Sokona, Coordinator, African Climate Policy Centre, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Dennis Wenger, Programme Director, Element
1638, National Science Foundation, Arlington, USA Sandra Wu, Chief Executive Officer, Kokusai Kogyu Corporation, Japan
Coordinating Lead Authors
Andrew Maskrey and Bina Desai, United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), Geneva, Switzerland
GAR project team at UNISDR
Julio Serje, national disaster loss data and analysis, Annex 2, on-line tools; Marc Gordon, HFA Monitoring, disaster risk reduction investment tracking, Annex 3; Kazuko Ishigaki, economic analysis and research; Manuela Di Mauro, global risk analysis, Annex 1; Sylvain Ponserre, geospatial data visualisation and on-line products; Frederic Delpech, editorial assistance, production coordination and administrative support; Vicente Anzellini, research assistance, references and case studies; Vincent Fung: case studies and online products.
Collaborating Institutions
The following institutions and individuals coordinated, developed and supported research, studies, workshops and peer reviews for GAR13:
Arab Centre for the Study of Arid Zones and Dry Lands – ACSAD, Syria (Wadid Erian); Blended Capital Group, Switzerland (Paul Clements-Hunt); CIMA Foundation, Italy (Roberto Rudari); CIMNE and Associates (ITEC S.A.S. INGENIAR LTDA. EAI S.A.), Colombia and Spain (Omar Dario Cardona); Centro Internacional de Metodos Numericos en Ingenieria – CIMNE, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Alex Barbat); Corporacion OSSO, Colombia, (Andres Velasquez, Cristina Rosales); DARA International, Spain (Nicolai Steen); Earth Literacy Programme, Japan (Shin’ichi Takemura); Famine Early Warning Systems Network – FEWSNET, USA (Jim Verdin and Greg Husak);
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