Building disaster resilience: a study of disaster events and financial lending streams

This report highlights the urgent need to rewire the current financial systems towards (a) de-risking current investments (b) integrating risk reduction into credit allocation and (c) redirecting financial flows towards risk reduction. The report opens with case studies on eight disaster events over the past decade that explore in detail the financial and economic costs of these events. The second half focuses on studying the role of multilateral and national lending streams in risk reduction and resilience building through a study of the incentives inbuilt into current lending channels, which form the backbone of economic activity. The report also outlines some recommendations for national governments, finance ministries and monetary authorities to promote investments in risk reduction and resilience building - organised within the four priorities of the Sendai Framework.

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