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    Disaster risk governance in volcanic areas

    Overseas Development Institute, 2013
    This paper develops an approach under Work Package 4 (WP4) of the Strengthening Resilience in Volcanic Areas (STREVA) programme for analysing the institutional factors that shape collective action to reduce disaster risk. The key messages include:
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    Global Climate Risk Index 2014

    Germanwatch, 2013
    The Global Climate Risk Index 2014 analyses to what extent countries have been affected by the impacts of weather-related loss events (storms, floods, heat waves etc.). The most recent data available—from 2012 and 1993–2012—were taken into account.
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    Disaster Risk Management Strategy: Towards Resilient Communities

    Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development, 2013
    Between 1992 and 2012, disasters caused more than 1.3 million deaths, affected more than 4.4 billion people and led to US$ 2 trillion in economic damages and losses around the world. This Disaster Risk Management Strategy explains how the Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) anticipates disasters and advocates for more upstream consideration of their occurrence.
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    Financing Disaster Risk Reduction: A 20 year story of international aid

    Overseas Development Institute, 2013
    This report examines the record of the international community when it comes to financing disaster risk reduction (DRR). It investigates the priorities and asks questions of past efforts. It also points to the future of a more rational, targeted investment in risk reduction.
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    Social and Governance Dimensions of Climate Change: Implications for Policy

    World Bank, 2009
    How can countries prepare to manage the impact of climate-change induced natural disasters? How can countries ensure that they have the governmental institutions required to manage the challenge of adaptation to climate change?
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    Global assessment report on disaster risk reduction 2013 - From shared risk to shared value: the business case for disaster risk reduction

    United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2013
    The 2013 Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR13) makes the business case for investing in disaster risk management (DRM) and highlights potential opportunities for creating shared value.
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    Climate resilience and disaster risk management: stories of change from CDKN

    Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2013
    This brief presents results from projects supported by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) to assess vulnerability and mainstream climate resilience into development planning. Case studies from India, Ghana and Colombia illustrate the importance of involving diverse social groups in defining and monitoring vulnerability and delivering adaptation solutions.
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    Linkages between population dynamics, urbanization processes and disaster risks: a regional vision of Latin America

    International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR), 2012
    With both urban population and the frequency of disasters increasing in Latin America, it is necessary to adequately plan for sustainable growth that takes these changing dynamics into account.
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    Disaster risk management in post-2015 development goals: potential targets and indicators

    Overseas Development Institute, 2013
    Disasters can hamper economic growth, affect poverty levels and cause human suffering. This paper argues that including measures to promote disaster risk management (DRM) in the post-2015 development goals is needed to incentivise investment in advance of shocks to protect lives and livelihoods, but also to save money.
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    Disaster risk management in south Asia: a regional overview

    World Bank, 2012
    The number of disasters per year has quadrupled over the past four decades in the South Asia Region (SAR), resulting in damages of over US$25 billion in the past five years alone. However, exposure and vulnerability to natural hazards and their consequential impacts are not yet at the forefront of development agendas.

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