The WorldRiskReport is an annual technical report on global disaster risks published jointly by IFHV and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft. Its focus is on highlighting linkages and interactions between extreme natural events, negative impacts of climate change, societal inequalities, and disaster risk reduction to provide a realistic assessment of disaster risks at the global level. Each year, articles by interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners present approaches and recommended actions to address current challenges to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, and development policy. In addition to these articles, each report includes a global ranking of 193 countries using the WorldRiskIndex analysis model, which provides deeper insights into several key aspects of disaster risk management.

Initially, the WorldRiskIndex was developed by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) in 2011 for Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft to analytically link and relate the two factors of disaster risks – exposure to natural hazards such as earthquakes, storms or droughts, and societal capacities to respond to this kind of events. The methodology of the WorldRiskIndex has been continuously revised and developed by the IFHV since 2018. In 2022, a new, fully revised model of the WorldRiskIndex was published, enabling more accurate analyses of disaster risks by incorporating more than 100 indicators, new data sources, and more robust statistical methods.

The annual reports published jointly by IFHV and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft can be found below. Previous editions of the WorldRiskReport can be found here:


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