Building resilience of the urban poor: recommendations for systemic change

This report explains how rising climate and disaster risk can increase the vulnerability of Asia and the Pacific region’s urban poor and how engendering systemic change can strengthen their resilience. It emphasizes the need to put them at the center of decision-making and for targeted actions to tackle the drivers of vulnerability. It shows why households and cities are key entry points for the investment and intervention needed to cut risk and improve adaptation. Urging stronger community-level infrastructure, social protection, and urban planning, it underscores how governments can create enabling environments that help build a more resilient future.