This report is a synthesis of a risk assessment study of South Asian Region (SAR) countries. The study gives an overview of the SAR hazard risk and vulnerability assessment providing a major natural hazard risk overview and vulnerability assessment. It considers the potential impact of climate change on the SAR countries and provides a social and economic vulnerability analysis. It includes country risk profiles and indicates priority areas for detailed risk assessments, concluding with a summary and recommendations for improvement in disaster risk assessment and poverty alleviation. The annexes detail the risk assessment methodology.
This study was carried out by RMSI as part of the South Asia Disaster Risk Management Programme, an initiative of the World Bank and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.