Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015
Making development sustainable: The future of disaster risk management

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Part III - Chapter 9
If the return on capital continues to rise faster than economic growth, then inequality may become a destabilizing global force that manifests not only in increasing disaster risk but also in decreasing capacities to manage those risks. Similarly, if inequality is a challenge to global governance, it is also a challenge to disaster risk management. If successful and competitive countries are able to invest more in disaster risk reduction while unsuccessful and uncompetitive countries are unable to do so, then disaster risk inequality will continue to increase.
1 Data from 2013. Source: UNDP Human Development Report 2014 database.
Data from 2012. Source: WHO Life Expectancy Indicators.
Data from 2012. Source: WHO Life Expectancy Indicators.
4 (accessed 11 January 2015).
Maps provided to UNISDR by the National Library of Scotland and Ordnance Survey in January 2015.
6 aspx (accessed 3 December 2014).
Using the Gini coefficient, World Bank data and OECD, 2011.
For the original data from the Turkish Union Survey, see http:// (accessed 11 January 2015).
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10 page24.php (accessed 11 January 2015).
For the open source data underlying Piketty’s analysis, see
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