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Ensuring a Disaster-Resistant Future
Investing inResilience
Investing inResilience
Ensuring a Disaster-Resistant Future
© 2013 Asian Development Bank All rights reserved. Published in 2013.Printed in the Philippines.ISBN 978-92-9092-949-9 (Print), 978-92-9092-950-5 (PDF)Publication Stock No. RPT125182-3 Cataloging-In-Publication DataAsian Development Bank.Investing in resilience: ensuring a disaster-resistant future.Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2013.1. Integrated disaster risk management. 2. Disaster risk financing. 3. Resilience 4.
Asia and Pacifc
 I. Asian Development Bank.The views expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect theviews and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments theyrepresent.ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility forany consequence of their use.By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term“country” in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of anyterritory or area.ADB encourages printing or copying information exclusively for personal and noncommercial use with properacknowledgment of ADB. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing, or creating derivative works forcommercial purposes without the express, written consent of ADB.Note:In this publication, “$” refers to US dollars.6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City1550 Metro Manila, PhilippinesTel +63 2 632 4444Fax +63 2 636 2444www.adb.orgFor orders, please contact:Fax +63 2 636 2648adbpub@adb.org
Printed on recycled paper
The cover design depicts a section of a geodesic sphere, a resilientstructure made up of networks of geodesics (*) on the surface of thesphere. The geodesics intersect to form triangle elements that gainstrength from the connections and distribute the stress across thestructure. In the context of this report, it is these connections, betweena wide range of instruments and mechanisms and core needs spanningthe entire disaster risk management spectrum, that create the buildingblocks for strengthening resilience. The design conveys the notion ofbackward and forward linkages created by the interconnectedness of thedifferent elements in the structure, thus recognizing the availability ofmany shared entry points and numerous opportunities to lead and directchange to strengthen resilience, or even to spur it from behind.
* A geodesic line is the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere.

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