Economic and Financial Decision Making in Disaster Risk Reduction

29 Oct 2010
Economic and Financial Decision Making in Disaster Risk Reduction

Document Summary

The findings of this report are intended to support the Government of Nepal and other developing countries to prepare and implement comprehensive and strategic approaches to disaster risk management.

 

The case study is an effort to explore ways of using information on macro economic performance and public finance to secure greater commitment to disaster risk reduction. The report has captured several factors linked to disasters, such as demographic growth, rapid urban expansion, weak land use planning, growth of informal settlements, poor construction methods, steep land farming practice, encroachment of river plain and forest areas and environmental degradation, taking into account higher incidences of drought, floods, water-induced landfalls and Glacial Lake Outburst Floods due to climate change.

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