Disaster Risk Finance in the ASEAN Region

Disaster Risk Finance in the ASEAN Region: An Overview

The ASEAN region has some of the world’s most pristine coastlines and stunning nature. It is steeped in history and mystique. In art, music, and culture. In the warmth of its people. However, ASEAN countries are extremely vulnerable to floods and tsunamis, landslides and cyclones, typhoons and earthquakes, forest fires and more. The human and economic cost of natural disasters is huge. Recovery can take years and cost a lot of money. Even then, money is of little use when it isn’t available at the right time and is not supported by appropriate data and analytics. With Disaster Risk Finance, governments can protect their assets. Their people. Livelihoods. Lives.