As natural disasters become more frequent and intense in Asia-Pacific, governments can tap into taxes to finance improved resilience.
Blog posts on "disaster risk management"
The region’s tragic monsoon floods show the importance of scaling up disaster risk reduction efforts before new emergencies unfold.
Only proactive policies can minimize the human displacement caused by climate change.
We need social protection programs that address the social consequences of natural disasters.
Microfinance provides post-disaster relief and support quickly, reduces the cost of recovery financing, reduces aid dependency, and builds long-term resilience.
Vice President Stephen P. Groff describes the devastation wrought by Cyclone Winston, and discusses what ADB is doing to help Fiji recover.
In our October blog poll, we asked readers what they believed was the biggest climate change threat to people in Asia and the Pacific, the world’s most vulnerable region to the effects of climate change.
Poverty and natural disasters are intertwined. Both, however, can be addressed together through the community-driven development approach to disaster preparedness, as we have learned in the Philippines.