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DesInventar: Disaster Information Management System
United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
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The DesInventar Disaster Loss Accounting System is supported by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). The initiative aims to strengthen the capacities of the countries to provide information on damage and loss for disasters to support national planning and investment decisions which currently do not necessarily take into account disaster risks.
DesInventar includes a software product with two main components.
- The Administration and Data Entry module is a relational and structural database through which the database is fed by filling in predefined fields (space and temporal data, types of events and causes, sources) and by both direct and indirect effects (deaths, houses, infrastructure, economic sectors).
- The Analysis module allows access to the database by queries that may include relations among the diverse variables of effects, types of events, causes, sites, dates, etc. This module allows at the same time to represent those queries with tables, graphics and thematic maps.
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