Foreword and Acknoweldgements

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Chapter 1

Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Technical Annex
Disaster Risk Index Tables
Disaster Risk for Floods, 1980 - 2000

Reducing Disasters Risk: A Challenge for Development (UNDP, 2004)

Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development looks at disasters through a “human development” lens. The Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) has drawn up this global report with the aim to shed lights on the linkages between development and disaster. The increasing impact of natural disasters on development and the acknowledgement of development paths as determinant configuration factors of disaster risk are the two main issues addressed in this Report. It promotes disaster risk reduction through identifying appropriate development policies integrating both disaster risk management and actions targeting the 8 Millennium Development Goals achievement. The report provides a major input to (UNDP’s Crisis Prevention and Recovery Practice Area and the implementation of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)).