Improving Risk Governance amidst COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

Improving Risk Governance amidst COVID-19 in Asia and the Pacific

8 Feb 2021

Bangkok, Thailand

A collection of twelve Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) status reports have been prepared by Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) and United Nations Office on Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR).

The Status Report 2020 provides a snapshot on the state of DRR in the countries under the four priorities of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) 2015-2030. Developed through a combination of consultative meetings, desk research and feedback from countries, the reports highlight the current progress, the challenges and gaps, and the opportunities for implementing the future DRM strategies and plans. The reports are aligned with the understanding that adoption of national strategies by 2020, as per target E of SFDRR, are the first crucial step to achieving the other global targets by 2030.

There are 12 new DRR status reports available online for Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. These recent reports also include an update on the COVID-19 impact, response and recovery using a risk-informed approach by countries. Previous country status reports published in 2019 include Cambodia, Fiji, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

These reports were made possible by a generous contribution made by the Government of Australia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as part of the Partnership Framework with UNDRR on ‘Supporting Implementation of the Sendai Framework.’

All publications can be accessed and downloaded here.