Stats Brief, February 2016 (Issue no. 13): Developing Guidance for a Harmonized Basic Range of Disaster-related Statistics

Stats Brief, February 2016 (Issue no. 13): Developing Guidance for a Harmonized Basic Range of Disaster-related Statistics

Stats Brief
Stats Brief
Date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Type: 
Public information and advocacy materials
Abstract

This Stats Brief introduces the work of the Asia-Pacific Expert Group on Disaster-related Statistics to develop statistical guidance on a basic range of disaster-related statistics. The initial focus of the work pertains to disaster occurrences and immediate impacts of disasters. One of the key challenges for improving harmonization of disaster-related statistics is the differences in the use of terminologies in the disaster risk reduction literature and in official statistics. Therefore, this Stats Brief focuses on the proposals for definitions and use of terminology under discussion by the Expert Group towards finalizing harmonized guidance on disaster-related statistics.

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