Since the early 1980s, total economic losses from natural perils have more than tripled. In the future, climate change and exposure growth could push losses to even higher levels.
This report explores the consequences of these changes for the design of disaster risk management policies and strategies in developing countries. It considers the practical challenges for institutions and identifies priority areas for policy-makers.
This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on reducing the risk of future disasters.