A Comparative Review of Country-Level and Regional Disaster Loss and Damage Databases

14 May 2013
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Summary

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 provide a basis for a set of conclusions and recommendations to enhance the quality, credibility and usability of these data with the aim of informing future UNDP and international
support in this area.

 

This review was undertaken by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) in close consultation with UNDP country offices (COs), regional centers and partner institutions
and experts.

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