Disaster Risk Management

Response and Recovery after Maria Lessons for Disaster Law and Policy
This article analyzes the reasons for the flawed response to the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and proposes improvements in future disaster policy.
Municipalities on the Front Lines of Puerto Rico's Recovery
This detailed report focuses on the impact that Hurricanes Irma and Maria had on the ability of Puerto Rico’s municipalities to govern and deliver services to their constituents.
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Over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world, and its consequences have been particularly severe for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations.
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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
New York
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The primary purpose of this assessment is to understand gaps better in the inclusion of persons with disabilities in national disaster risk management (DRM) and climate resilience (CR) processes and strategies in the Caribbean.
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This study investigated the impact of COVID-19 on disaster recovery from various types of hazards, with regard to preparedness, evacuation, early recovery, awareness and knowledge of different types of hazards.
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The Disaster Resilient and Responsive Public Financial Management (DRR-PFM) Assessment is designed to help countries strengthen the capability of their Public Financial Management (PFM) systems to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.
Compendium of good practice on post disaster recovery in the Latin America and Caribbean Region
The present systematization carried out by the UNDP compiles Good Practices in Post-disaster Recovery in Latin America and the Caribbean in order to spread and highlight the work and recovery processes taking place in different countries of the region.
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This study builds on natural hazards behavior, community development, participatory, and codesign research to understand current community engagement approaches in an Australian context.
A Guidance Note National Post-Disaster Recovery Planning and Coordination
This Guidance Note is meant to provide practical advice to UNDP Country Offices on how to design and implement recovery initiatives that will strengthen government capacity to lead and manage national recovery efforts in the early, medium and long-term.