Mainstreaming disaster risk management

Report
from Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
Published on 20 Nov 2015 View Original

This research report draws on empirical case studies on the mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) to provide insights into the experience of low and middle-income countries in Asia. Most case studies are based on reviews and assessments done by international organisations such as the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

The mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) has been recommended to mitigate the effect of natural hazards and disasters on the development of countries. This applies particularly to low and middle-income countries that are particularly vulnerable to this type of events and tend to divert their limited development resources to deal with disaster events.