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Friday, 9th September 2011

WorldRiskReport 2011

Source: United Nations University

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The WorldRiskReport 2011 helps to evaluate the vulnerability of societies to natural hazards. Using world maps to visualize, it shows on the one hand where the probability of a natural hazard to occur is particularly high; on the other hand it is shown in which countries the population can cope with these events especially good or bad. The central element of the WorldRiskReport, the concept of the WorldRiskIndex, was developed by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in Bonn/Germany, in cooperation with the Alliance Development Works and its partners. Alliance Development Works also is editor of the report.

The WorldRiskReport 2011 consists of the index, a main topic and case studies. The index illustrates the risk of various countries and regions to be hit by a disaster. Special emphasis is put on exposure, susceptibility of the population, coping capacities and adaptation strategies. The main topic of the report is "governance and civil society". Here, the risk factors government failure and on-site risk management are analysed, as well as the possibilities to call for governmental responsibility. Case studies illustrate the main topic.

+ Direct link to report (PDF; 11 MB)

+ Fact sheet (PDF; 1.8 MB)


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Peggy Garvin, of Garvin Information Consulting, is the author of United States Government Internet Directory (Bernan Press) and Real World Research Skills, 2009 (TheCapitol.Net). In her 20 years in the information business, Peggy has managed electronic information products and services in a variety of environments, including commercial publishing, e-commerce, law firms, and the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. Peggy's work has been recognized with the 2011 SLA Dow Jones Leadership Award. She has a Masters of Library Science degree from Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

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