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How bonds can insure against major disaster risk

Asia and the Pacific suffer from severe natural disasters with catastrophic consequences to the wellbeing and future livelihood of many vulnerable people. Keep up to date on the best ideas to mitigate natural and manmade disasters.

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Prioritize Disaster Resilience-- With the region facing ever-higher disaster risks, developing Asia needs to build its resilience before catastrophe strikes through better planning, setting aside government budget, and taking out insurance like "cat" bonds.

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  • Disaster Response Regional Architectures: Assessing Future Possibilities 

    Ear, Jessica; Cook, Alistair D. B.; Canyon, Deon V. (S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 2017-09-30)
    This report captures the workshop discussions and presents key findings and recommendations for policymakers and decision-makers in governments, international organizations, academic institutions, and civil societies. Reference to the Indo-Asia-Pacific ...
  • Fiji: Tropical Cyclone Winston Emergency Reconstruction Response 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2017-09-30)
    The extremely destructive Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston struck Fiji in February 2016, causing the tragic loss of 44 lives. Damage to property and the consequent economic disruption were valued at about one fi fth of the country’s gross domestic ...