Contingent financing provides quick, flexible financing for vulnerable countries in the Pacific to respond and rebuild after disasters
Blog posts on "disaster risk"
As natural disasters become more frequent and intense in Asia-Pacific, governments can tap into taxes to finance improved resilience.
Local perspectives on disaster risk are essential for resilience measures to be sustainable and effective.
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Disaster-prone countries should get ahead of the curve and set aside funds for disasters – before they happen.
ADB reforms and new resources provide an opportunity to make incremental progress on development work in Asia’s low-income countries.
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.