Social Impacts & Social Resilience

This research addressed the effects of socioeconomic status and demographic composition on mortality in the 2011 Tohoku tsunami using community-level data.
The Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Mines and Energy and the Environment Protection Agency with support from UNDP on 25 November 2022 formally launched the implementation of the Sinoe coastal resilience project during an inception workshop.
Pacific resilience standards
The Pacific Resilience Standards (PRS) have been developed to ensure the quality, effectiveness and integrity of resilience building. They operationalise the 10 Guiding Principles for the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP).
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This report shows how innovative finance solutions can bolster climate resilience in the fast-urbanizing Asia and the Pacific by helping microfinance institutions (MFIs) funnel emergency support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
In times of disaster, the key is preparation, and people are urged to develop their evacuation plans before the crisis hits. When English isn't your first language, it can be even more challenging knowing how to prepare.
Measuring community flood resilience and associated factors in rural Malawi
This paper takes a systems approach to understanding, characterizing, and measuring community flood resilience.
Woman walking through the flooded street in Nigeria with a yellow rain cape.
From May until October 2022, large parts of West Africa experienced large-scale flooding caused by above average seasonal rainfall and water management.
Each catastrophe is a test of what kind of society we’ve built. And each recovery offers a chance, however fleeting, to build another.
The harmful legacy of colonialism in natural hazard risk
This article considers the influence of colonial practices on natural hazard processes – such as placing local populations in more vulnerable areas, destroying natural mitigation resources, and creating risk knowledge skewed towards western practices.