In the last 20 odd years, we've seen over 1.3 million people killed and more than 4 billion affected by disasters that have cost at least US$2 trillion. It is clear that we will never eradicate poverty or achieve sustainable development goals so long as disasters continue to set back progress. But it doesn't have to be this way. While weak development choices expose people to disasters, good, risk-informed development makes people and communities more resilient. In this animated video, UNDP explains it's approach to disaster risk reduction and stresses that 'if it isn't risk-informed, it isn't sustainable development'.

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