Disaster-resilient infrastructure: unlocking opportunities for Asia and the Pacific

This publication explores practical ways of providing disaster-resilient infrastructure along with significant co-benefits across Asia and the Pacific. Risks posed by natural hazards are expected to intensify as economies grow, urbanize, and grapple with climate change. Roads, bridges, power networks, and other infrastructure assets are central to people’s daily lives and economic opportunity: how such assets are planned, operated, and financed will shape resilience in the region. This publication takes a holistic view of practices that affect infrastructure resilience, including risk assessment, investment appraisal, and operation and maintenance across the life cycle of an infrastructure asset. It considers overarching approaches to achieving system-wide resilience and financing and governance objectives.