Disaster Risk Reduction for Economic Growth and Livelihood : Investing in Resilience and Development
This book addresses how countries can enhance their resilience against natural disasters and move towards economic growth and sustainable development. Covering a wide range of issues, it shows how well thought-out measures can be applied to minimize the impacts of disasters in a variety of situations. Starting with the need for coping with a rapidly changing global environment, the book goes on to demonstrate ways to strengthen awareness of the effectiveness of preventive measures, including in the reconstruction phase. The book also covers the roles played by different actors as well as tools and technologies for improved disaster risk reduction. It focuses on a variety of case studies from across Asia, Africa and Latin America, drawing out lessons that can be applied internationally.
This book will be of great interest to professionals in disaster management, including national governments, donors, communities/citizens, NGOs and private sector. It will also be a highly valuable resource for students and researchers in disaster management and policy, development studies and economics.
- Hardback | 294 pages
- 157.48 x 233.68 x 22.86mm | 612.35g
- 21 May 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 38 Line drawings, black and white; 18 Halftones, black and white; 25 Tables, black and white; 56 Illustrations, black and white
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30 Nov 2015
01 Nov 2017
05 Nov 2014
01 Dec 2016
08 Oct 2015
12 Nov 2015
22 May 2015
22 May 2015
26 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2015
12 Oct 2015
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Table of contents
Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank
"The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies strongly supports the Hyogo Framework for Action 2 (HFA2) and will set ambitious targets to improve community resilience programming. This book will add great value to discussions around the implementation of the HFA2, particularly actions that address underlying risks and vulnerabilities and underpin sustainable development efforts."
Tadateru Konoe, President, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
"This publication offers innovative solutions to building resilience to disaster, focusing on three essential components: protecting development through risk informed decision-making; managing uncertainties linked to unstainable growth patterns and climate change; and strengthening the enabling environment through advanced risk governance processes. It is a worthwhile contribution to the discussions on the post-2015 frameworks for disaster risk reduction and development."
Helen Clark, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
About Kae Yanagisawa
Kae Yanagisawa is Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency. She has a long-term career in international development at JICA and UNDP. She gained knowledge and experience in disaster risk reduction while she was leading the disaster relief operations of JICA. She is a Visiting Professor in development cooperation at Meiji University.
Kristalina Georgieva is Vice President of the European Commission. From 2010 to 2014, she was the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response.ã Before joining the European Commission, she held various positions at the World Bank including Director for Sustainable Development and Vice President and Corporate Secretary. In October 2014, she was recognized as a Champion of Disaster Risk Reduction by the secretariat of International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.