Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Livelihood

    The document provides guidelines on how to protect, restore and develop the immediate, short and long-term livelihood needs of disaster-affected populations.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Psychosocial

    The document focuses on the psychological impact of a disaster on people, particularly children, and outlines support activities and guidelines on the treatment of traumatized disaster victims.

  • Guidance Note on Recovery: Shelter

    The document provides a range of options to address the shelter needs of victims in the aftermath of a disaster. Shelter in the disaster recovery context includes housing solutions that are permanent, sustainable, hazard resilient, culturally acceptable and environmentally friendly.

  • Hazards, Disasters and your Community- A Primer for Parliamentarians

    The document presents an overview of different kinds of natural hazards, their causes and effects, mitigation strategies, and community-based preparedness plans. It also specifies the role of policymakers beyond relief and rehabilitation, to focus on building resilience against the impact of natural hazards.

  • ICT For Disaster Risk Reduction- The Indian Experience

    The report highlights the role of Information and Communication Technologies in planning and implementation of disaster risk reduction measures in India.


UNDP's Disaster Risk Reduction Programme supports the vision of India’s 11th Five-Year Plan to work towards ensuring that the "most vulnerable, including women and girls and government at all levels have enhanced abilities to prepare, respond, adapt to and recover from sudden and slow-on-set disasters and environmental changes."