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

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(Source: UNISDR with data from EM-DAT and the World Bank.)
Figure 2.8 Economic losses relative to size of economy (GDP) by income group, 1990-2013
This confirms that those countries which need to invest the most in additional capacity, new infrastructure, social services and economic development will continue to struggle the most unless disaster risks are reduced. For these countries, development without disaster risk reduction is unsustainable.
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