Many countries in Asia and the Pacific have suffered from water-related disasters such as floods caused by typhoons and heavy rains, sea level rise and droughts. In addition, cliamte change and rapid economic development are predicted to amplify these negative impacts. Bangladesh, Philippines and Viet Nam are selected as pilot countries in the TA for several reasons:
(i) They remain one of the most water-related disaster prone countries. From 1988 to 2008, Bangladesh has the largest death toll from water-related disasters among developing member countries (DMCs), Philippines has teh fifth, and Viet Nam has the sixth.
(ii) Mitigating natural disaster is stressed in their Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) and/or Country Operations Business Plan (COBP).
(iii) They have strong ownership in developing structural and non-structural measures to mitigate water-related disasters.
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