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Issue Brief : Disasters Governance

  Disaster risk reduction is within the remit of UNDP and attainable when appropriate measures are taken. It is also cost effective, both because it saves millions of dollars in humanitarian assistance, and because it needn’t cost a great deal to implement. For example, a text message to amore


Issue Brief Citizen Security

This Issue Brief addresses the topic of Citizen Security— the process of establishing, strengthening and protecting democratic civic order, eliminating threats of violence in a population and allowing for safe and peaceful coexistence— and how UNDP does it. UNDP’s approach to citizen and communitymore


Issue Brief Cluster Munitions

First introduced during the Second World War, cluster munitions have been used during at least 20 conflicts in the last 60 years. Expensive and time-consuming to locate and remove, they are responsible for thousands of civilian deaths each year both during and after attacks, and exacerbate povertymore


Issue Brief Mobile Technology for CPR

Currently, 6.8 billion people use mobile phones daily. Subscriptions in developing countries are projected to grow at a compound annual rate of 7.5 percent; more rapid than the 2.8 per cent growth rate expected in developed countries. Emerging social movements, including those witnessed throughoutmore


Issue Brief: Disaster Preparedness

Over the last two decades, more than 1.3 million people and nearly two trillion dollars have been lost to disasters caused by natural hazards. Disasters compound the effects of poverty and inequity while eroding costly development gains. While disasters can happen anywhere, 85 percent of thosemore


Issue Brief: Infrastructure for Peace

Over 1.5 billion people around the world live in a community affected by war, violence or high levels of crime, and over 526,000 people die each year as a result of violence or conflict; approximately one per minute.   Armed conflict wrecks lives, destroys the social fabric within and amongmore


Job creation through debris and solid waste management

Extreme powerful winds brought by the typhoon caused massive destruction and post-typhoon debris. The large amounts of debris pose danger to communities and hinder access to schools, hospitals and recovery centers. In this context, UNDP’s programme package is designed to provide an immediatemore


Livelihoods stabilization and economic recovery through green jobs

UNDP’s programme package is designed to provide an immediate recovery response through a longer-term sustainable development agenda by integrating disaster risk reduction with the promotion of resilient solutions at its core. Within this context, generating jobs and economic activity that ismore


Loss and Damage Database

This review focuses on disaster loss and damage database implementation at country and regional levels. It documents UNDP’s role in the institutionalization of such systems and examines all known, publically-accessible regional and country-level databases’ contents. The findings and lessons providemore


Managing Climate Risks in The Himalays

The Regional Climate Risk Reduction Project (2009-2010), a pilot initiative from UNDP and the European Community Humanitarian Aid Office, spanned across four countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayan region: India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Pakistan. In a limited time span of 15 months, the project workedmore

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Crisis Prevention and Recovery Report 2008: Post-Conflict Economic Recovery - Enabling Local Ingenuity

Post-conflict economic recovery aims to establish sustainable economic growth and human development while addressing the factors that could lead to a recurrence of conflict.  Post-conflict recovery is not about restoring pre-war economic or institutional arrangements.  It is aboutMore


Disaster Risk Reductionactivities

The post-Yolanda recovery work is clearly an opportunity to renew engagement on disaster risk reduction issues not just in the affected areas but also in the entire country as a whole, and both at the national policy level and in terms of local level programming. In the short and medium term, theMore


Disaster-Conflict Interface

This report examines interactions between conflict and disasters associated with natural hazards. It presents an unprecedented survey of cases in which conflict and disaster coincide—each a complex phenomenon in its own right, as in the worsening Horn of Africa crisis. In most instances, theMore


Disasters Risk Reduction & Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific

As experience with both disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) grows, there is increasing recognition that these two fields share a common focus: reducing the vulnerability of communities and contributing to sustainable development. The objective of this study isMore


Effective Law & Regulation for Disaster Risk Reduction

Over the past 20 years, disasters due to natural hazards have affected 4.4 billion people, claimed 1.3 million lives and caused 2 trillion USD in economic losses. These disasters not only brought death and destruction, they did so disproportionately to the poor and marginalized. Disasters haveMore

UNDP's Work in Conflict and Disaster-affected Countries: 2012
Preventing Crisis, Enabling Recovery

Empowering people in the face of disasters and conflicts is no easy task for any nation. Through its crisis prevention and recovery activities, In 2012, UNDP was active in 97 countries, assisting households, communities, and governments to prevent, confront, and respond to conflicts and disasters.

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UNDP's Annual Report
New Partnerships for Development

Our 2013-2014 Annual Report spotlights results from actions across core dimensions of development, from jobs and food security, to well-run elections, to crisis recovery, to the management of finite natural resources.

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