Disaster resilience in Asia: a special supplement of Asia’s journey to prosperity - policy, market, and technology over 50 years
This supplement discusses disaster risk, resilience and risk management in Asia and the Pacific. It highlights policy lessons for disaster resilience and pandemic recovery. Asia and the Pacific has seen tremendous economic and social progress since the 1960s. Yet, the region remains vulnerable to natural hazards and to rising disaster risk that threatens its hard-won gains. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has illustrated how high the human and economic costs of disasters can be. This supplement focuses on disasters triggered by natural hazards, explores the effects of COVID-19 and policy responses, and highlights lessons from across the region.