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This second edition of Ready for the Dry Years reveals that the severity of two drought events during 2015-2016 and 2018-2020 exceeds anything recorded in the past two decades, since the major El Niño of 1997-1998.
This Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning report is the result of an exercise initiated by the Royal Thai Government to assess the economic and social impact of the 2011 floods and prepare recovery and reconstruction plans. Twenty-six of the country’s 66 affected provinces were included in the assessment, which examines 18 main sectors and used a comprehensive and internationally established methodology looking at damage and losses caused by the disaster. The report determines the country’s needs for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction and proposes short-, medium-, and long-term measures in each of the 18 sectors for a sustainable post-disaster reconstruction program. Drawing on global good practices for disaster risk management and building-back-better strategies, the report also gives suggestions on how to improve the resilience of the country’s infrastructure and its communities to the impacts of disasters.
This document attempts to fill knowledge gaps regarding the role of the private sector in disaster recovery and draws from the wider body of knowledge and from documented experiences of past and present disaster planning and recovery.
The paper implements a novel way to aggregate the separate measures of disaster impact - the number of fatalities, of injuries, of people otherwise affected, and the financial damage that natural disasters cause.
The publication showcases community initiatives from China (Sichuan), Indonesia, Thailand and Singapore to provide valuable lessons for the future.

This publication illustrates JICA’s efforts at mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) through its various programmes and initiatives. It offers a comprehensive cross-mixing of themes related to the Post-2015 Framework for DRR (HFA2) as well as the

This bulletin addresses the progress on DRR of the ASEAN Member States. It is a review of the progress made under the Hyogo Framework and consider the way forward for DRR. This brief review is provided by By Centre for Non-Traditional Security (NTS) Studies S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Singapore.
The preparation of this Regional Progress Report has been undertaken within the framework of the biennial 2011-2013 Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) Monitoring and Progress Review process, facilitated by UNISDR and the ISDR partnership.

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