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Cost benefit studies on disaster risk reduction in developing countries (English)

The focus of development actors working in the area of disaster management has shifted substantially from disaster recovery to disaster risk reduction over the past decade, coinciding with the decade of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA) 2005-2015. ... See More +

Brief 80584 AUG 01, 2013

Kc,Shyam Disclosed

Land value capture in urban DRM programs (English)

Risk-sensitive land use planning is vital for sustainable economic development and effective Disaster Risk Management (DRM). Urban development programs should adopt risk-sensitive land use planning to encourage resilient development guiding the growth of people, assets and services within and away from hazardous zones. ... See More +

Brief 80583 JUL 01, 2013

Dharmavaram,Soumya Disclosed

Earthquake risk insurance (English)

The March 2011 earthquake that hit east Japan was the fourth-largest ever recorded. It was not only a human tragedy but an economic shock with losses estimated in excess of 16,900 billion Chinese yuan, making it the costliest disaster in history. ... See More +

Brief 79393 SEP 01, 2012

Mahul, Olivier; White, Emily Disclosed

Economic impacts (English)

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), the government of Japan responded promptly to stabilize markets and ensure a swift recovery. ... See More +

Brief 79395 SEP 01, 2012

Fujita, Masafumi; Nobuaki, Hamaguchi; Sagara, Junko Disclosed

Measuring the cost-effectiveness of various disaster risk management (DRM) measures (English)

The Japanese experience shows that if done right- preventive investments pay. The Japanese government invested about 7 to 8 percent of the total budget for disaster risk management (DRM) in the 1960s, a move that most probably decreased disaster deaths. ... See More +

Brief 79392 SEP 01, 2012

Toyama, Masato; Sagara, Junko Disclosed

The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters (Vol. 2) (Japanese)

This executive summary is the outcome of the Learning from Megadisasters, a knowledge-sharing project sponsored by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. ... See More +

Correspondence 79352 JAN 01, 2012

Disclosed

The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters (Japanese)

This executive summary is the outcome of the Learning from Megadisasters, a knowledge-sharing project sponsored by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. ... See More +

Correspondence 79352 JAN 01, 2012

English Disclosed

The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters : Knowledge Notes : Executive Summary (English)

This executive summary is the outcome of the Learning from Megadisasters, a knowledge-sharing project sponsored by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. ... See More +

Working Paper 79352 JAN 01, 2012

Japanese Disclosed

Tsunami risk management in the context of the Pacific Islands (English)

Tsunamis can be devastating. The 2004 Indian Ocean and 2011 Tohoku disasters provide frightening examples of the power of tsunamis. The Pacific has long been recognized as a place where tsunamis occur - the 'Pacific Ring of Fire' (PRF) contains regions of volcanoes and large earthquakes associated with tectonic plate motions that are ideal breeding grounds for tsunamis. ... See More +

Brief 63414 JUL 01, 2011

Dominey-Howes, Dale; Goff, James Disclosed

Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)

The East Asia region is highly prone to the impacts of natural disasters. Situated in the ring of fire, countries in the region are regularly hit by typhoons, earthquakes, floods, and other events. ... See More +

Brief 63407 JUN 01, 2011

Carlsson Rex,Helene Monika; Stanton-Geddes,Zuzana; Trohanis,Zoe Elena Disclosed

The education sector (English)

Although the education sector sustained considerable damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), it also played a key role in protecting lives. ... See More +

Brief 80078 MAR 01, 2011

Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Arnold, Margaret; Arakida, Masaru Disclosed

Emergency communication (English)

The Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE) caused immense damage and congestion in telephone infrastructure, including 1.9 million fixed-line services and 29,000 mobile phone base stations. ... See More +

Brief 80090 MAR 01, 2011

Shaw, Rajib; Peary, Brett; Ideta, Ai; Takeuchi, Yukiko Disclosed

Disaster risk financing : case studies (English)

In this note, the instruments supporting risk retention and risk financing at the national and regional/international levels will be the sole focus. ... See More +

Brief 60456 MAR 01, 2011

Poundrik, Sandeep Disclosed

Evacuation (English)

Community evacuation measures should be the centerpiece of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) systems. Because the Sanriku region has suffered from frequent tsunamis, its local communities have passed their knowledge from generation to generation, mainly by constructing commemorative monuments and by conducting education and drills. ... See More +

Brief 80081 MAR 01, 2011

Arakida, Masaru; Ishiwatari, Mikio Disclosed

Strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact events (English)

Every country should develop strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact extreme events-strategies that reflect their own as well as global experiences with mega-disasters. ... See More +

Brief 80077 MAR 01, 2011

Hiroki, Kenzo Disclosed

Tsunami and earthquake warning systems (English)

Warning systems can mitigate the damage caused by tsunamis and other natural events, and prevent the loss of human life and properties. Countermeasures, such as evacuations to higher ground and the stopping of trains, depend on getting the right information and disseminating it in a timely manner. ... See More +

Brief 80080 MAR 01, 2011

Ishiwatari, Mikio Disclosed

Mobilizing and coordinating expert teams, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers (English)

In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), domestic and international assistance initiatives were launched by a large number of public and private sectors organizations; and various emergency teams were mobilized through national and international networks. ... See More +

Brief 80086 MAR 01, 2011

Osa, Yukie; Sagara, Junko; Ishiwatari, Mikio Disclosed

Economic impacts (English)

Following the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), the government of Japan responded promptly to stabilize markets and ensure a swift recovery. ... See More +

Brief 80075 MAR 01, 2011

Fujita, Masafumi; Nobuaki, Hamaguchi; Sagara, Junko; Adam, Bianca Disclosed

Green belts and coastal risk management (English)

For more than four centuries Japan has been developing forested green belts to mitigate coastal hazards such as sandstorms, salty winds, high tides, and tsunamis. ... See More +

Brief 80083 MAR 01, 2011

Shaw, Rajib; Noguchi, Yusuke Disclosed

Earthquake risk insurance (English)

The March 2011 earthquake that hit East Japan was the fourth-largest ever recorded. It was not only a human tragedy but an economic shock with losses estimated in excess of ¥16,900 billion, making it the costliest disaster in history. ... See More +

Brief 80074 MAR 01, 2011

Mahul, Olivier; White, Emily Disclosed

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Cost benefit studies on disaster risk reduction in developing countries (English)
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Land value capture in urban DRM programs (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80583 Brief
Earthquake risk insurance (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79393 Brief
Economic impacts (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79395 Brief
Measuring the cost-effectiveness of various disaster risk management (DRM) measures (English)
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SEP 01, 2012 79392 Brief
The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters (Vol. 2) (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2012 79352 Correspondence
The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters (Japanese)
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JAN 01, 2012 79352 Correspondence English
The Great East Japan Earthquake : Learning from Megadisasters : Knowledge Notes : Executive Summary (English)
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JAN 01, 2012 79352 Working Paper Japanese
Tsunami risk management in the context of the Pacific Islands (English)
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JUL 01, 2011 63414 Brief
Making women's voices count in natural disaster programs in East Asia and the Pacific (English)
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JUN 01, 2011 63407 Brief
The education sector (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80078 Brief
Emergency communication (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80090 Brief
Disaster risk financing : case studies (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 60456 Brief
Evacuation (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80081 Brief
Strategies for managing low-probability, high-impact events (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80077 Brief
Tsunami and earthquake warning systems (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80080 Brief
Mobilizing and coordinating expert teams, nongovernmental organizations, nonprofit organizations, and volunteers (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80086 Brief
Economic impacts (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80075 Brief
Green belts and coastal risk management (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80083 Brief
Earthquake risk insurance (English)
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MAR 01, 2011 80074 Brief