• May 11, 2012

    This paper seeks to promote a common understanding of what capacity development means for disaster risk reduction, including considerations or how it develops in both conceptual and practical terms. It is intended as a reference for the broader global community who work at the international, regional, national and sub-national levels in disaster risk reduction.

  • Jun 27, 2012

    Disasters cause human suffering, environmental and economic harm, and set back progress on eliminating poverty. If disaster risk isn’t well managed, the consequences are manifold. Disaster risk reduction is, therefore, an investment worth making by all countries. Every dollar spent reducing people’s vulnerability to disasters saves around seven dollars in economic losses. Investing in prevention not only increases the resilience of countries to future disaster, but protects economic growth and other development achievements from being lost in a single catastrophic event.

  • Governance For Peace: Securing The Social Contract
    Jan 10, 2012

    Based upon an extensive stocktaking of UNDP’s experience in crisis affected contexts, Governance for Peace: Securing the Social Contract provides insights on new approaches to governance promotion, analysis and programming adapted to the 21st century challenges of fragility. Relying on interviews with policy makers, partners and programme staff this publication draws attention to innovative and promising practices in governance and highlights the importance of ensuring approaches based upon rebuilding social contracts and consolidating peace building gains.

  • Mar 1, 2012

    The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) provides technical, advisory, and programme support to UNDP Country Offices in crisis and post-crisis contexts. Assistance to Country Offices includes: the design and implementation of crisis-sensitive employment and livelihood initiatives, disarmament demobilization and reintegration of former combatants and associates, and mine action in early recovery settings.

  • Feb 1, 2012

    More than 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries affected by violence and insecurity. Conflict and violence are major symptoms of a breakdown in the rule of law, and more broadly in state-society relations. Where the rule of law breaks down, tyranny, poverty and instability prevail, violence begets violence, and abusers commit crimes with impunity.

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