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A guide for public-sector resilience bond sponsorship

This paper offers a path forward for governments at all levels—cities, states, federal agencies, and international aid programs—to align public-sector disaster risk reduction measures with private insurance using Resilience Bonds. This new bond mechanism was developed to (1) expand financial...

Can market systems development build resilience in fragile contexts? Lessons from a comparative...

This learning brief aims to help practitioners understand where and how to apply market systems development (MSD) approaches to resilience-building in fragile contexts. It assesses the relationship between the MSD and resilience models in three MSD-focused programs in South and Southeast Asia....

Cost Benefit Study of Disaster Risk Mitigation Measures: in Three Islands in the Maldives

As the first study of its kind undertaken in the Maldives it supports evidence based decision making for national policy makers in the reduction of national disaster risk, while strengthening adaptive capacity in the country. The study also reviews the Safe Island Programme of 1998, and builds...

Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance in SubSaharan Africa Review and Options for Consideration

This policy note is a preliminary effort to present a body of knowledge on the state of disaster risk financing and insurance in Sub-Saharan Africa. It aims to contribute to a strengthened understanding and collective knowledge within Sub-Saharan Africa on disaster risk financing and insurance,...

Disaster risk profile and existing legal framework of Nepal: floods and landslides

Flooding and landslides usually take place in the rainy season, which has a greater effect on the loss of property, structures, and lives of people. They cause considerable loss of lives, crops, lands, and infrastructure every year. The major causes of floods and landslides in Nepal are adverse...

Droughts and Floods in Malawi Assessing the Economywide Effects

This study estimates impacts from and identifies policy responses to extreme climate events, especially the economy wise impacts of abnormal hydrometeorological events (droughts and floods-related crop production losses in Malawi), in order to design appropriate agricultural and development...

Economic Aspects of Integrated Flood Management

This publication forms part of the Flood Management Policy Series published within the framework of the WMO/GWP Associated Programme on Flood Management. This publication presents approaches that help address socially relevant and environmentally friendly economic analysis, targeting flood...

Economic Costs of the 2009 Floods in the Fiji Sugar Belt and Policy Implications

The key objectives of this study are to: assess the economic costs of the recent floods on the sugarcane farmers sugar cane production and household livelihood and cane access roads and farm drainage infrastructure; and to dentify policy options for minimising flood related disaster risk in the...

Flood risk assessment and forecasting for the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna river basins

This report summarizes recent analytical work on flood risk management in South Asia through the implementation of transboundary knowledge generation and sharing. The work included two distinct but linked activities, conducted with the support of the South Asia Water Initiative (SAWI;...

Investing in Resilience:Ensuring a Disaster Resistant Future

This publication seeks to stimulate, secure and sustain this investment in resilience. It recognizes that there is an extensive array of disaster risk management tools and mechanisms available in Asia and the Pacific but that they are not being applied as often, or as effectively, as they could...

Seeking higher ground: How to break the cycle of repeated flooding with climate-smart flood...

This issue brief proposes flood insurance reforms that would make it possible for the owners of repeatedly flooded homes to receive a buyout of their property after a flood, removing the uncertainty that surrounds FEMA’s existing buyout efforts.

Sendai Framework Priority 3: Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, a 15-year international agreement adopted in 2015, has four priorities. Priority 3 is investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience.

The Human Cost Of Natural Disasters: A global perspective

This report helps frame the debate on disaster risk reduction in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. It also underlines that climate-related disasters have come to dominate the risk landscape to the point where they now account for more than 80% of all major internationally reported disasters. This...

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