Environment and development

DAC Guidelines for Aid Agencies on Disaster Mitigation

 

DAC Members have an important role to play in assisting developing countries to enhance their capacity to cope with natural hazards. The Guidelines present the basis issues in a succint formal for non-specialists and formulate a number of recommendations for disaster mitigation measures. They apply to the main types of natural hazards and disasters: floods, tsunamis, tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, drought and famines.

The Guidelines are intended to increase awareness among policy-makers and project managers involved in development co-operatin programmes of the threats posed by natural hazards and of the range of measures that may be adopted so as to reduce the impacts of natural disasters on developing countries. They indicate DAC Members' commitment to support developing countries' efforts to minimize the adverse impacts of natural disasters on economic and social development.

 

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DAC Guidelines on Aid and Environment

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