Disaster database for development planning

Disaster database for development planning

 
Date: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Abstract

The present information note highlights key issues in taking forward the concept of resilience as decided by the Commission in its resolution 69/12 into evidence-based disaster risk reduction practices. This entails the need to develop parameters and indicators for measuring resilience and to improve the management of disaster data. An Expert Group Meeting on Improving Disaster Data to Build Resilience in Asia and the Pacific, held in Sendai, Japan, from 30 September to 1 October 2013, pointed to the need to develop core set of disaster statistics with the
aim to provide sound evidence to justify national budgetary allocation to disaster risk reduction. It also highlighted the need for improving the capacity to collect and analyse disaster-related data and statistics and enhancing collaboration between national statistical systems and disaster management authorities. At regional level, the Experts suggested the establishment of regional database, capacity building and other cooperative activities.

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