Indicators of Disaster Risk and Risk Management: Program for Latin America and the Caribbean. Summary Report

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Sep 2010
This technical notes summarizes the results of the application and update of the IDB's Indicators of Disaster Risk and Risk Management for borrowing member countries. The four indicators -Disaster Deficit Index (DDI), the Local Disaster Index (LDI), the Prevalent Vulnerability Index (PVI), and the Risk Management Index (RMI)- measure a country's economic capacity to recover from a catastrophic event; susceptibility due to exposed infrastructure and people; social and environmental risk associated with small-scale disasters; and past risk management performance.