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Disaster Riskscape Across Asia-Pacific: Pathways for Resilience, Inclusion and Empowerment

UNESCAP : 2019

The Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 shows how these disasters are closely linked to inequality and poverty, each feeding on the other and leading to a vicious downward cycle. It assesses the scale of losses across the disaster ‘riskscape’ and estimates the amounts that countries would need to invest to outpace the growth of disaster risk. It shows the negative effects of disasters on...


Link: https://www.unescap.org/sites/default/files/publications/Asia-Pacific%20Disaster%20Report%202019_full%20version.pdf

Tags: Disaster Management

Quality Unknown: Invisible Water Crisis

amania, Richard; Desbureaux, Sébastien; Rodella, Aude-Sophie; Russ, Jason; Zaveri, Esha : 2019

This report presents new evidence and new data that call urgent attention to the hidden dangers lying beneath water’s surface. It shows how poor water quality stalls economic progress, stymies human potential, and reduces food production. It calls for a paradigm shift that emphasizes safer, and often more cost-effective remedies that prevent pollution by combining smarter policies with newer...

Source: World Bank

Link: https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/32245/9781464814594.pdf?sequence=3&isAllowed=y

Tags: Environment

Civil Society in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Preparation and Response

World Economic Forum : 2019

This white paper aims to take stock and highlight how civil society organizations are responding to digital and emerging technologies—for example, by piloting and using these technologies, or by advocating for responsible practice in public, private and civil society use. It is an attempt at concisely summarizing the key points and interesting examples of ongoing work.It aims to support...

Source: World Economic Forum

Link: http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Civil_Society_in_the_Fourth_Industrial_Revolution_Response_and_Innovation.pdf

Tags: Livelihoods

How to Build a National Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI): Using the MPI to inform the SDGs

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, UNDP : 2019

This handbook provides detailed practical guidance for planners, policymakers and statisticians on how to build a technically rigorous permanent national multidimensional poverty index (MPI). In addition, the handbook provides hard evidence on how countries have designed and computed their national MPIs to guide policy and to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

Source: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI), University of Oxford, UNDP

Link: https://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/prosperity/inclusive-growth/How_to_Build_a_National_Multidimensional_Poverty%20Index.pdf

Tags: Poverty

Governance and National Implementation of the 2030 Agenda: Lessons from Voluntary National Reviews

Mahesti Okitasari, Ramesh Sunam, Ranjeeta Mishra, Hiromi Masuda, Kanako Morita, Kazuhiko Takemoto, and Norichika Kanie : 2019

This policy brief draws out key areas of progress and other insights from 99 VNRs submitted between 2016 and 2018 particularly in relation to national governance structures for implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The brief provides recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders who are working to accelerate the implementation process.

Source: United Nations University, Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability

Link: http://collections.unu.edu/eserv/UNU:7386/UNU-IAS-PB-No18-2019.pdf

Tags: Sustainable Development

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