In Focus: Disaster Risk Management

Date: April 2011
Type: Brochures and Flyers
Subject:
Series: In Focus

Description

ADB's proactive disaster risk management program reduces country vulnerabilities to risks and responds faster to impacts

Challenge

Disasters in developing countries cause economic losses typically 20 times greater (as a percentage of national gross domestic product) than in developed countries. In 2009, 6 of the top 10 countries with the highest number of disaster-related deaths were in Asia and the Pacific. In 2008, 9 of the top 10 countries were in this region.

Strategy

ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (DEAP) incorporates a comprehensive, all-hazards approach.

Response

ADB's Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy (DEAP) incorporates a comprehensive, all-hazards approach.