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Is disaster risk reduction spending driven by the occurrence of natural disasters? Evidence from PeruBanco Interamericano de Desarrollo / Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), 2014This paper studies the allocation of total disaster risk reduction public spending among regions in Peru. The main objective of this work is to identify the main determinants of the distribution of these resources, and for this purpose an index of historical physical impacts of natural disasters, social vulnerability, and institutional capacity was created.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2011The Philippines` geographical location makes it a disaster-prone country. In the Southeast Asian region, it ranks the highest in terms of the multiple climate hazard index measure.Document
Impacts of natural disasters on agriculture, food security, and natural resources and environment in the PhilippinesPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2012In Southeast Asia, the Philippines is among the hardest hit by natural disasters, particularly typhoons, floods and droughts. These natural disasters have negative economic and environmental impacts on the affected areas and the people who live there.Document
Forecasting natural hazards and disasters in selected Southeast Asian countries: the need for cooperative actionPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2011With Southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, and Viet Nam experiencing the increasing occurrence of weather and climate-related hazards and disasters in recent years, some of which they commonly share due to their close proximity to each other, it thus becomes important for them to cooperate and coordinate with one another in addressing said hazards and disDocumentNorwegian University of Life Sciences, 2015Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities and more than a billion of these live in informal settlements and slums, where factors such as lack of access to basic services, poor physical and social infrastructure and weak local governance make residents disproportionately vulnerable to hazards such as storms, landslides, sea level rise, flooding and eDocument2010The Philippines being geographically located within the typhoon belt facing the Pacific Ocean and close to the equator wherein it is susceptible to various types of natural disasters, makes it imperative for the country to have a very good overall disaster management programme and strategy.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2015Disasters are bad for business specifically for SMEs. These catastrophic events can compromise capital, logistics, product market and labour, which compromise business continuity and recovery.Document
Deepening regional cooperation for disaster recovery and reconstruction: a proposal for proactive approach to risk financingPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2015Studies find increasing frequency, intensity, and impacts of natural disasters, especially as they interplay with the negative effects of climate change, environmental degradation, and rapid urbanization. The financial implications could be massive, especially in terms of damages on private assets, public infrastructure and on the productive agents of the economy.DocumentPhilippine Institute for Development Studies, 2014This research aims to investigate the role of communities in disaster recovery and in building resilience to answer the questions: “What is the role of community in the disaster recovery process? What roles do various stakeholders play in community-led disaster recovery?DocumentJàmbá: Journal of Disaster Risk Studies, 2016The frequency of climate-related disasters such as floods is growing due to environmental and human factors. This paper examines the impact of flooding and communities’ perceptions towards responses to flooding in the cases of Maniini and Tshilungwi Villages in the Thulamela Municipality in the Limpopo Province of South Africa.