Economics of Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

Costs: What are the economic costs of natural disasters?
Benefits: What are the benefits of reducing disaster risks?
Analysis: How can economic assessments be used to manage disaster risks?
Gaps: What are the key barriers & gaps to investing in disaster risk reduction?

In support of the post-Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) of the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), this library provides publicly available papers and presentations on the economics of disaster risk management or reduction (DRM or DRR).

These documents provide substantive inputs into the production of an analytical working paper on making economically-sound investment decisions for disaster risk reduction.

Bibilography with complete references

The economics of public sector investment in disaster risk reduction

Working Paper (Dec 2012)

Executive Summary (Dec 2012)


Co-benefits of disaster risk management (Francis Vorhies & Emily Wilkinson; World Bank Policy Research Working Paper 7633)

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