Activities  Early Warning  Disaster Risk Index (DRI)

Disaster Risk Index

UNEP/GRID-Europe was mandated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bureau for Crisis Reduction and Recovery, for developping the Disaster Risk Index (DRI). From UNDP request, the DRI should be based on existing data, computed scientifically and allows comparison between countries and hazards.

The Index was published in 2004 in the report "Reducing Disaster Risk: A Challenge for Development"
English version
French version
Spanish version

Presentation of the UNDP report

Reducing Disaster Risk launch presentation (1.18 Mb)

Interactive applications

PREVIEW-IMS
View and access the data used for the DRI

Reports on the development of the DRI

The Development of the DRI was spread over three years (2001 - 2003) and published by UNDP in February 2004. The project was entitled "Global Risk And Vulnerabitliy Index Trend per Year (GRAVITY). Four technical reports are available and numerous articles (see below).

Gravity 1
(PDF-10.5 Mb)
Gravity 2
(PDF-5.64 Mb)
Gravity 3
(PDF-0.65 Mb)
Gravity 4
(PDF-1.58 Mb)
   
Assessing global exposure and vulnerability towards natural hazards: the Disaster Risk Index
  • GRAVITY 1:Peduzzi, P., H. Dao, C. Herold, D. Rochette, (2001), Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY), phase-I Feasibility Study Report. 89 p.
  • GRAVITY 2: Peduzzi, P., H. Dao, C. Herold, F. Mouton, Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY), phase II: Development, analysis and results, (2002), UNEP/UNDP 56 p.
  • GRAVITY 3: Peduzzi, P., H. Dao, C. Herold, F. Mouton, Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY), phase III: Development, analysis and results, (2003), UNDP. 29 p.
  • GRAVITY 4: Dao, H., P., Peduzzi, Global Risk And Vulnerability Index Trends per Year (GRAVITY), Annexe to WVR and Multi Risk Integration: Phase IV, (2003), UNEP, 45 p.
  • Article EnviroInfo: Hy Dao, Pascal Peduzzi, "Global evaluation of human risk and vulnerability to natural hazards", Enviroinfo
    2004, Sh@ring, Editions du Tricorne, Genève, isbn 282930275-3, vol. I, p.435-446.
  • Reducing Disaster Risk a challenge for development, UNDP 2004, New York, 146 p. English version - French version - Spanish version
  • Peduzzi, P., Dao, H., Herold, C., and Mouton, F.: Assessing global exposure and vulnerability towards natural hazards: the Disaster Risk Index, Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 9, 1149-1159, doi:10.5194/nhess-9-1149-2009, 2009.
  • Other related UNEP/GRID-Europe publications (click here to access other scientific articles, e.g. cyclones modelling, landslides,...)

In collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bureau for Crisis Reduction and Recovery