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Disaster risk reduction in international cooperation: Switzerland's contribution to the protection of lives and livelihoods

Source(s):  Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (SDC )

This assessment report summarizes the effectiveness of SDC disaster risk reduction (DRR) commitments in 2010. The assessment provides information about the resources invested by Switzerland for the reduction of risks from natural hazards, the areas in which these investments were made, and the results that have been achieved aligned with the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), in seven pilot countries:

Risk governance: focus on Peru (and Bolivia), HFA Priority 1 – Make disaster risk reduction a priority; Risk assessment and monitoring:focus on Nicaragua, HFA Priority 2 – Know the risks and take action; Imparting knowledge and expertise: focus on Tajikistan, HFA Priority 3 – Build understanding and awareness; Upfront risk reduction: focus on Bangladesh, HFA Priority 4 – Reduce risk; Preparedness for better response: focus on Georgia and Armenia, HFA Priority 5 – Be prepared and ready to act. The effects of DRR mainstreaming in Mali and Mongolia are also addressed.



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  • Disaster risk reduction in international cooperation: Switzerland's contribution to the protection of lives and livelihoods
  • Publication date 2011
  • Number of pages 24 p.

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