Indicators for Disaster Risk and Risk Management: Program for Latin-America and The Caribbean: Barbados

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Sep 2010
The IDB's Indicators of Disaster Risk and Risk Management allow countries to better assess countries' disaster risk, serving as a useful guide for policymaking and government actions to reduce human, infrastructure, financial, and economic losses caused by earthquakes, floods and other natural events.
The system of indicators, first developed in 2005 with financial support from the IDB's Multidonor Disaster Prevention Trust Fund and the Japan Special Fund, details the potential economic losses a group of 17 countries in this region could suffer in the event of a natural disaster and evaluates how effective their governments are in managing these risks.