A guide to resources on Natural Disasters and their reduction and management. Unfortunately, licensed resources are available to only World Bank and IMF staff with an institutional user ID and password
The Guide draws heavily on the field experience of FAO in developing and strengthening
the institutional capacities of DRM systems in a number of Asian and Caribbean countries.
Illustrations of participatory rural appraisal exercises used during field assessments of
community-level DRM systems in several countries enrich the text with the experiences of
many rural people who are highly vulnerable to natural hazard risk.
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership that helps developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change.
The Global Risks Report 2019 is published against a backdrop of worrying geopolitical and geo-economic tensions. If unresolved, these tensions will hinder the world’s ability to deal with a growing range of profound collective challenges, from the mounting evidence of environmental degradation to the increasing disruptions of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This series presents a series of books examining the management of risk by governments in such areas as natural disasters, climate change, information security, nuclear energy, biotechnology and financial services.
On-line gateway to information (documents and maps) on humanitarian emergencies and disasters. ReliefWeb was launched in October 1996 and is administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
Disasters hurt the poor and vulnerable the most. Over the past decade, the World Bank has emerged as the global leader in disaster risk management, supporting client countries to assess exposure to hazards and address disaster risks.