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This article reports on a decade of research undertaken by the author on the role of schools in disaster response and recovery across four different disaster types in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

This issue of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) Research Fellow Eva Svoboda, focuses on the crisis in Iraq. The article featured here is on "Using participatory tools to assess remittances in disaster". In many low

Pacific island countries are exposed to significant risks from natural disasters. As a disaster relief measure, Fiji allowed pre-retirement pension withdrawls in the wake of Cyclone Winston in 2016. Motivated by this policy action, this paper provides a

This brief is part of a series highlighting the World Bank's achievements in disaster risk management initiatives. Following the powerful Tropical Cyclone Evan that swept across the island of Samoa in July 2012, the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), with funding from the Africa Caribbean Pacific–European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program (ACP-EU NDRR), worked with the government to assess damages, launch a comprehensive disaster recovery and reconstruction plan to make the transport and agriculture sectors more resilient. This paper elaborates on the lessons learned from this disaster to strengthen the country’s financial capacity to manage future shocks from natural disasters.

This brief is part of a series highlighting the World Bank's achievements in disaster risk management initiatives. The brief presents the Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI), formed in 2007 in response to requests from 15

This brief provides potential policy options, drawing on a research project based in Samoa and New Zealand, to integrate remittances within current disaster risk management practices. The brief identifies the need to take into account remittance flows

An official document formally adopted by UN Member States as the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, in which countries recognize the need to support and invest in these nations so they can achieve sustainable

Cyclone Evan 2012 Samoa PDNA
This post-disaster needs assessment report on Cyclone Evan was prepared in 2013 by the Government of Samoa in collaboration with international partners.

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