The Rise of Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific: Learning from ADB's Experience

Date: May 2013
Type: Books
Evaluation; Governance and public sector management
ISBN: 978-92-9254-194-1 (print) 978-92-9254-195-8 (electronic)
Price: US$24.00 (hard copy:)


The 2012 evaluation highlights some of the successes and shortcomings of disaster risk reduction in Asia and the Pacific, particularly through case studies in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan, and identifies areas for improvement.


  • The Rising Frequency of Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
  • Learning from Experience: Case Studies from Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Pakistan
  • Assessing Disaster Risk: A Tool for Policy Makers and Development Partners
  • ADB’s Evolving Approach to Natural Disasters
  • The Challenge Ahead
  • Appendixes