Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Knowledge Management in Disaster Risk Reduction - The Indian Approach

    The report addresses the need to enhance information sharing and knowledge management by different stakeholders in the area of disaster management. It aims to connect all government departments, statutory agencies, research organizations, and institutions to share collectively expertise in this field.

  • Kosi Floods 2008 : How we coped! What we need? Perception Survey on Impact and Recovery Strategies

    This report is a primary survey about the views and perceptions of the people affected by floods in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, in 2008, following the breach of the embankment of the Kosi river. It aims to highlight existing local capacities, knowledge and skills of women and men, with regard to coping mechanisms; and documents their requirements and preferred recovery strategies.

  • Local Level Risk Management : Indian Experience

    The GoI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management (DRM) programme essentially aims to contribute towards the social and economic development goals of the National Government and enabling the selected multi-hazard States to minimise losses of development gains from disasters and reduce vulnerability.

  • Mainstreaming Disability in Disaster Management- A Toolkit

    The inequality that people with disability experience in society is worsened during disasters. There is no recognition of the specific needs of the disabled. This toolkit provides a detailed approach for disability inclusive and sensitive disaster management processes.

  • Manual on Hazard Resistant Construction in India: For Reducing Vulnerability in Buildings

    This manual focuses on construction of hazard resistant masonry buildings as well as restoration and retrofitting of the existing masonry buildings .It has been observed that even RCC construction is also often done in a non-engineered manner.


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."