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Abstract:

There has been a rapid escalation in the incidence of severe disaster events in recent decades. Total reported global costs have risen 15-fold over the past five decades, while numbers of people affected tripled between the 1970s and 1990s. Rising losses and associated increases in expenditure on post-disaster reconstruction have forced the issue of natural hazard risk management up the policy agenda of affected governments as well as multilateral and bilateral donors and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Disasters are increasingly recognised as a potential threat to sustainable development, poverty reduction initiatives and the achievement of a number of the Millennium Development Goals.This policy brief outlines recommendations for integrating assessment of natural hazard related risks in project design, appraisal and evaluation.

Publication Year
2 004
Author(s)
Benson C, Twigg J; International Federation of Red Cross Societies (IFRC) and Red Crescent Societies; ProVention
Language
English
Resource Type
ISBN
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Physical Description
4
Publisher
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies