Disaster Risk in Asia and the Pacific: Assessment, Management, and Finance

Publication | October 2016

This report summarizes the proceedings of 3 events: the ADB-OECD Forum on Disaster Risk Financing, and the Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing in September 2015, and the Asian Forum of Insurance Regulators Roundtable in April 2016.

The ADB–OECD Forum on Disaster Risk Financing was held 15–16 September 2015 at the ADB headquarters in Manila; the Global Seminar on Disaster Risk Financing: Towards the Development of Effective Approaches to the Financial Management of Disaster Risks, on 17–18 September 2015 in Kuala Lumpur; and the Asian Forum of Insurance Regulators Roundtable, on 22 April 2016 in Taipei,China.

The Manila forum identified options for sharing practices and experiences in strengthening financial resilience against disasters. The Kuala Lumpur seminar aimed to help establish a framework for development of disaster risk financing strategies supporting the capacity of the government and insurance industry. The Taipei,China conference examined the effects of climate change and disaster risk financing on the insurance industry.


  • Figures and Box
  • Acknowledgments 
  • Abbreviations 
  • Assessing Climate Change and Disaster Risk
  • Asia’s Disaster Risk Management and Financing
  • What Needs to Be Done
  • Learning from Others: Developing Disaster Risk Financing in Developing Asia
  • Role of ADB
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • Environment
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • RPT168443-2
  • 978-92-9257-607-3 (Print)
  • 978-92-9257-608-0 (e-ISBN)

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