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Reefs for resilience: Insuring our shared natural capital

Half the world's population lives within 60 km of the coast - a coast that is under constant and growing threat. Rising sea levels, ever-more-likely and severe storms and cyclones, and increased…  


In a crisis, companies are better off working together

Many forward-thinking companies have begun to collaborate to forge private-sector networks to strengthen their risk preparedness and response to an emergency.  


Technology to assess disaster damage

Even in this era of social media and digital technology, the tools most often used to assess disasters are…paper and pencils. With luck and at least a few months, the understandable part of those…  


Planning for a new resilience in Nepal

My recent visit to Nepal suggested indications of positive developments in the country. Today, as we observe the third anniversary of the destructive 2015 earthquake in Nepal, which caused 9,000…  


Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee  


Small Businesses - Impact of Disasters and Building Resilience

This study focuses on small businesses and their role in disaster risk reduction and, particularly, in recovery.  


Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment

Somalia Drought Impact and Needs Assessment: Post-Drought Needs Assessment report, volumes 1-3.  


Bridging humanitarian needs with long-term development in Dominica

On 18 September 2017, Category 5 Hurricane Maria struck Dominica wreaking unimaginable disaster. Thirty-one people died, 33 more remain missing. Roads, bridges, schools, hospitals and over 40 percent…  


Media Advisory: UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner To Visit Zimbabwe

The United Nations Development Programme’s Administrator Achim Steiner will visit Zimbabwe from 15 – 18 March. This is the first visit by a UN official since the end of Robert Mugabe’s Presidency…  


UNDP Thematic Trust Funds - 2016 Annual Report

Report highlights approaches and results achieved in addressing development challenges at local, national, regional and global levels under the UNDP Thematic Trust Funds.  

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