Cost Benefit Study of Disaster Risk Mitigation Measures in Three Islands in the Maldives

Cost Benefit Study of Disaster Risk Mitigation Measures in Three Islands in the Maldives

Primary Country: Maldives
Ecosystem: coast
Sample Value Estimates:
Cost Benefit Findings for Gaaf Dhaal Atoll Thinadhoo (RF): (a) Safe Island Protection, Minimum Hazard Occurrence: BCR: 0.39, NPV: -161,077,586; Max. Hazard Occurrence: BCR: 1.35, NPV: 93,714,442; Max. Haz. Climate Change: BCR: 1.40, NPV: 105,180,640 (b) Selected Safe Island Protection, Minimum Haz.: BCR: 0.52, NPV: -89,909,427; Max. Haz. Occurrence: BCR: 1.79, NPV: 149,251,980; Max. Haz. Climate Change: BCR: 1.85, NPV: 160,185,167 (c) Limited protection, Minimum Hazard Occurrence: BCR: 1.13, NPV: 9,731,053; Max. Hazard Occurrence: BCR: 3.54, 191,202,975; Max. Haz. Climate Change: BCR: 3.65, NPV: 199,823,621 A CBA of Disaster Risk Mitigation Measures was also completed for the islands of Gaaf Alif Atoll Villigili and Thaa Atoll Vilufushi.
Methodology: Cost Benefit Analysis
Region: Asia

Publication information

Cabot Venton, C. Venton, P.Shaig, A. “Cost Benefit Study of Disaster Risk Mitigation Measures in Three Islands in the Maldives” UNDP Maldives, 164 pp., 2010

Addtional Notes

The study also reviews the Safe Island Programme of 1998 and builds upon the practices and lessons of building up Disaster Risk Profiles and developing Detailed Island Risk Assessment to high risk hazards, such as tsunamis, swell waves, and rainfall flooding on the three islands.

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