Economics of DRR

Economics of DRR

Disaster damage and loss assessment, funding, financial effects, poverty, socio-economic impacts, cost-benefit analysis, forecast-based financing.

An older woman from Bangladesh in Cox Bazar looking into the camera.
Poor households headed by women spend a higher share of their budgets on protecting their families from worsening floods, storms and other impacts of global warming
Thomson Reuters Foundation, trust.org
Cover page of the GIDRM publication
2022
Risks are increasingly cascading across social, economic and environmental systems, making them impossible to address retrospectively. The level of systemic risk is about to become a potential existential threat to current social-economic development.
Global Initiative on Disaster Risk Management Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
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2022
This study assesses the percentage of climate expenditure as a share of household income and expenditure in climate-vulnerable regions of Bangladesh, based on primary data. In particular, it investigates adaptation expenditure by rural households.
International Institute for Environment and Development Kingston University London United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters
Sightseers and locals in the rain on Sat morning Oct 12, Typhoon Hagibis due to hit hard later in the day.
New study calculates how much of the damage of individual extreme weather events can be attributed to human-caused climate change.
Imperial College London
The world has a new ‘water-scarce’ generation growing up, with women and girls spending as much as 40% of their calorific intake carrying water in dry lands
Down To Earth
AN African woman wearing a face mask to protect her from COVID-19. She is walking across a market.
As world leaders are traveling to Bali to meet at the Global Platform for DRR 2022 and discuss how to better prevent and reduce current and future risks, the UNU-EHS and UNDRR have launched the new report “Rethinking Risks in Times of COVID-19.”
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
This column presents evidence from Italy showing that high temperatures affect firm demography by reducing the entry of newborn firms in the market and increasing business closures, while relocation to colder areas plays a minor role.
VOX EU
Cover and title of publication
2022
This contributing paper aims to bridge the important knowledge gap between the conceptualization of disaster risk reduction (DRR) benefits and formal theoretical underpinnings and methods for quantifying such multiple benefits.
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction