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Disaster risk management in Asia and the Pacific: issues paper

Source(s):  Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

This paper explores various issues surrounding disaster risk reduction in the Asia-Pacific region, a region which experiences high vulnerability to disasters.

The paper is divided into three sections: (i) section one explains the background and scope of the study, highlighting recent disaster data organized by disaster type, continent, and number of lives lost; (ii) section two explains the major issues found in the course of the study and the coordinating recommendations, including recommendations for compound disasters and climate change adaptation; (iii) section three summarizes the study with an explanation of the interaction between risks, governments, and communities for successful risk management.



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  • Disaster risk management in Asia and the Pacific: issues paper
  • Publication date 2013
  • Number of pages 26 p.

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