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Title: Information on disaster risk management
Other Titles: Case study of five countries
metadata.dc.creator: Interamerican Development Bank
United Nations
metadata.dc.source: © United Nations y Interamerican Development Bank - IDB
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), United Nations
Abstract: There is a generalized opinion in Latin America and the Caribbean that a major obstacle to correct disaster risk management is the lack of information on risks and risk mitigation measures available to those in charge of making decisions throughout the various stages of the management process. In order to rectify this weakness, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have joined forces to conduct a project regarding an Information and Indicators Programme for Disaster Risk Management. The programme was geared toward determining what type of information regarding risk and the methodologies for analysing such data were needed by risk-management decision makers, those producing the information and the agencies that promote a quality approach to the management process. The project was based on case studies of five countries seen as being representative of the various sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and that are exposed to different hazards-Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico and Nicaragua. The studies centred on evaluating a country s risk-management situation as well as the information available for such purposes. In order to establish a common basis from which to conduct the case studies we prepared a Basic Meth¬odological Document which defines the analytical framework for evaluating the quality, quantity and use of information needed for suitable risk management. In addition we prepared five Specific Methodologies for obtaining the necessary information and evaluation of management strategies.There is a generalized opinion in Latin America and the Caribbean that a major obstacle to correct disaster risk management is the lack of information on risks and risk mitigation measures available to those in charge of making decisions throughout the various stages of the management process. In order to rectify this weakness, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have joined forces to conduct a project regarding an Information and Indicators Programme for Disaster Risk Management. The programme was geared toward determining what type of information regarding risk and the methodologies for analysing such data were needed by risk-management decision makers, those producing the information and the agencies that promote a quality approach to the management process. The project was based on case studies of five countries seen as being representative of the various sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and that are exposed to different hazards-Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico and Nicaragua. The studies centred on evaluating a country s risk-management situation as well as the information available for such purposes. In order to establish a common basis from which to conduct the case studies we prepared a Basic Meth¬odological Document which defines the analytical framework for evaluating the quality, quantity and use of information needed for suitable risk management. In addition we prepared five Specific Methodologies for obtaining the necessary information and evaluation of management strategies.There is a generalized opinion in Latin America and the Caribbean that a major obstacle to correct disaster risk management is the lack of information on risks and risk mitigation measures available to those in charge of making decisions throughout the various stages of the management process. In order to rectify this weakness, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) have joined forces to conduct a project regarding an Information and Indicators Programme for Disaster Risk Management. The programme was geared toward determining what type of information regarding risk and the methodologies for analysing such data were needed by risk-management decision makers, those producing the information and the agencies that promote a quality approach to the management process. The project was based on case studies of five countries seen as being representative of the various sub-regions of Latin America and the Caribbean and that are exposed to different hazards-Colombia, Chile, Jamaica, Mexico and Nicaragua. The studies centred on evaluating a country s risk-management situation as well as the information available for such purposes. In order to establish a common basis from which to conduct the case studies we prepared a Basic Meth¬odological Document which defines the analytical framework for evaluating the quality, quantity and use of information needed for suitable risk management. In addition we prepared five Specific Methodologies for obtaining the necessary information and evaluation of management strategies.
metadata.dc.description.volumen: Único
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: United Nations
metadata.dc.language.iso: en
metadata.dc.type.spa: Informe técnico
metadata.dc.description.departamento: México
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11762/19848
Keywords: Disaster management
regional development
disaster risk information
cost/benefit
risk management
Citation: Interamerican Development Bank, United Nations. (2007). Information on disaster risk management Case study of five countries. México. Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), United Nations
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