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Evaluation of UNDP Contribution to Disaster Prevention and Recovery

  • Author: UNDP
  • Publication date: March 2011
  • Page count: 122
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.III.B.34

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ISBN: 9789210546270
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The increasing frequency and scale of disasters over the last decade pose mounting economic and humanitarian challenges and necessitate effective management of disaster risk as an integral part of development planning. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plays a significant role in disaster management, helping to formulate and implement disaster reduction policies and support recovery activities in more than 50 countries. The evaluation notes uneven progress amongst the UNDP country offices in integrating disaster risk reduction with other UNDP priorities such as poverty reduction, governance and environmental protection. The Report emphasizes UNDP’s most important role to assist countries in the development dimensions of the issue, especially risk reduction and vulnerability. It recommends that the UNDP disaster risk reduction strategy be revised to more directly address adaptation to climate change.