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Disasters without borders: regional resilience for sustainable development

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This report offers insights on how to operationalize the process of disaster risk reduction and integration in a way that fosters risk-sensitive development. A critical part of disaster risk management is getting the right information to the right people at the right times.  

The report Disasters without Borders argues that because in Asia and the Pacific disasters can strike many countries simultaneously they can therefore best reduce the risks and the impacts if they work closely together. It concludes with a focus on sharing information and expertise, such as for multi-hazard warning systems.

Researchers see disaster risk management as closely integrated with development planning and programming but believe that in the Asia-Pacific region, there is still a long way to go in achieving this in an inclusive manner in all development sectors, and at all levels.