This guidance report provides evidence for three types of benefits – or dividends of resilience – that disaster risk management (DRM) investments can yield: (i) Avoiding losses when disasters strike; (ii) Stimulating economic activity thanks to reduced disaster risk; and (iii) Development co-benefits, or uses, of a specific DRM investment. While the first dividend is the most common motivation for investing in resilience, the second and third dividend are typically overlooked. The report argues that any evaluation of the benefits of DRM investments is incomplete without a full account of all three dividends of resilience.

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Organization: WB, GFDRR, ODI

Theme: Adaptation

Topics: Economic and Development Planning, Finance, Adaptation, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Human Security, Risk Reduction/Management, Governance – General

Type of material: Guidance Document

Publication date: 2015

Language: English