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Generating Multiple Resilience Dividends from Managing Unnatural Disasters in Asia: Opportunities for Measurement and Policy

Publication | December 2019
Generating Multiple Resilience Dividends from Managing Unnatural Disasters in Asia: Opportunities for Measurement and Policy

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of innovative decision-support tools relating to disaster risk reduction projects, with particular focus on Asia.

Despite solid evidence of the benefits of reducing disaster risk, it remains difficult to motivate investment in disaster risk reduction. International debate emphasizes investments that generate multiple dividends—through reducing loss of life and livelihoods, unlocking development potential, and creating development cobenefits. The authors report multiple dividend evidence and emphasize that decision-support tools, including resilience capacity measurement approaches, can encourage participatory decision-making with those at risk and identify interactions between development and disaster risk.

Contents 

  • Introduction: How to Close the Disaster Risk Reduction Investment Gap?
  • Cobenefits and Resilience: Reviewing the Literature
  • Project and Program Spending: In Line with a Multiple Dividends Logic
  • Decision Support, Metrics, and Evidence on Resilience Dividends
  • Discussion, Conclusions, and Policy Implications
  • Appendixes