ECLAC has been a pioneer in the field of disaster assessment and in the development and dissemination of the Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology. In 1991, the experience gained by ECLAC in disaster assessment was compiled in the first edition of the Handbook for Disaster Assessment. The second edition of the Handbook was published in 2003. The methodology was again updated in the third edition of the Handbook for Disaster Impact Assessment, published in 2104, prepared as a joint effort between various divisions of ECLAC and with the active collaboration of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The project was partially funded from valuable contributions from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the United Nations Development Account Programme.
TRENDS AND STATISTICS
Based on the disaster assessment reports lead by ECLAC, a database has been compiled on the sectoral effects of disasters. Please click here to access ECLAC´s assessment data base.
The organization’s history in assessing disasters started in 1972 with the earthquake that struck Managua, Nicaragua. Since then, ECLAC has led more than 90 assessments of the social, environmental and economic effects and impacts of disasters in 28 countries in the region.
Please follow the links below to access the Disaster Assessment Reports.
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
Please use the links below to access addition resources, tools and information.
- ECLAC’s disasters database
Inter-American Development Bank
United National Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
United Nations for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR)
TRAINING COURSES ON DISASTER METHODOLOGY AND DISASTER ASSESSMENTS
- Bahamas, 25-29 September 2017
- Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-7 July 2017
- Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Barbados, 14-16 March 2017
- WHO/PAHO. Lima and Piura, Peru, 6-7 and 9-10 February 2017
- Association of Caribbean States (ACS). Port of Spain, 24-27 January 2017
- Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social (BNDES). Rio de Janeiro, 1-4 March 2016
- United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR). Panama City, 18-19 February 2016
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Ica & Arequipa, February 2-10, 2016
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Piura, Peru, October 19-21, 2015
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Moyobama, Peru, October 14-16, 2015
- ECLAC Caribbean Subregional Headquarters. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, October 09, 2015
- Diamond Vale Government Primary School. Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago, October 01, 2015
- Tranquility Government Primary School. Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, September 30, 2015
- Franklin Delano Roosvelt School. San José, Costa Rica. August 05, 2015.
- Ministerio de Planificación Nacional y Política Económica (MIDEPLAN). San José, Costa Rica. August 3-5, 2015
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Cusco, Perú. June 16-19, 2015
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Lima, Perú. May 5-8, 2015.
- Economic and Social Comission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP). Bangkok, Thailand. February 19-20, 2015.
- Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (ONEMI). Santiago, Chile. December 17-18, 2014
- Centro Nacional de Prevención, Estimación y Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres (CENEPRED). Lima, Perú. October, 21-23, 2014.
- Economic and Social Comission for Western Asia (ESCWA). Beitut, Lebannon. September 8-12, 2014.