Blogs on disaster risk
Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2019
Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Published on Monday, 15 April 2019
As natural disasters become more frequent and intense in Asia-Pacific, governments can tap into taxes to finance improved resilience.
Published on Friday, 04 May 2018
Local perspectives on disaster risk are essential for resilience measures to be sustainable and effective.
Published on Friday, 15 September 2017
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Published on Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.
Published on Wednesday, 20 January 2016
ADB reforms and new resources provide an opportunity to make incremental progress on development work in Asia’s low-income countries.
Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Last week, representatives from 187 UN member states agreed on a new international framework to foster greater disaster resilience across the globe, the first of four global agreements on the post-2015 development agenda.