In 2015, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Government hosted a series of events around the financing of risk and resilience. This report is in part based on a set of key messages crafted from the work of a technical workshop featuring the involvement of experts from across the aid and financing worlds.
This report moves beyond asset and production losses and focuses instead on how natural disasters affect people’s well-being. It provides a deeper view of natural disasters than the usual reporting—a view that takes better account of poor people’s vulnerability. It also identifies opportunities for action and policy priorities at the country level, with three main messages.