Disaster Risk Management Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews for Lao PDR. Thailand and Viet Nam
UNDP is working with selected governments in Asia and the Pacific to consider the implications for national and sub-national planning and budgeting processes of the recently agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Agenda 2030. The support provided has focused primarily on cross cutting elements of the 2030 Agenda, such as disaster risk management (DRM), which do not neatly fit under the remit of a single government ministry. To support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)1, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, in partnership with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Canada provided financial support, through Global Affairs Canada, to the ADB-managed Integrated Disaster Risk Management Fund.
This report summarizes the results of the DRM-PEIRs undertaken in Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam during 2016. The DRM-PEIRs, building on UNDP’s work on Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Reviews (CPEIRs), recommend further budget reforms to strengthen policy and institutional frameworks for DRM. The recommendations also aim to mainstream DRM concerns into national policy, planning and budget systems leading to a greater awareness and prioritization of DRM across public investment portfolios. Such developments should also contribute to the implementation of Agenda 2030, and help achieve the SDGs relating to sustainability, resilience and climate change, as well as providing strong support to poverty reduction.