According to ADBI's recent study, Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific, ADB member countries represent 57% of the global population but bear 88% of disaster-affected populations. The region is one of the most vulnerable regions to natural disasters and measures must be taken to manage these hazards.
The study Disaster Risk Management in Asia and the Pacific examines the interdependent role of various actors in both the pre-event and post-event phases of DRM. The policy dialogue on DRM will introduce the main findings and conclusions of the study to regional policymakers.
This policy dialogue will address two pressing DRM issues: (i) what DRM challenges are the region's economies facing? and (ii) what are the best practices to manage disaster risks?