Small Rural Infrastructure


Promoting Climate Resilient Infrastructure in Northern Mountain Provinces of Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. It suffers from typhoons, floods, droughts, landslides, and forest fires. Flooding triggered by typhoons and storms is the most prevalent natural disaster. In the decade up to 2005, storms caused 6,000 deaths, destroyed 320,000 houses and almost 9,000 boats, and resulted in capital stock loss of more than $2.5 billion, representing about 5% of gross annual capital formation.

Strengthening Climate-Resilience of Small Scale Rural Infrastructure and Local Government in Timor-Leste

Increasing climatic variability has posed a significant threat on critical rural infrastructure such as water supply structures, river protections, roads and bridges. In response UNDP is supporting Timor-Leste, a Small Island Developing State, to adopt participatory approaches to implement climate resilient infrastructure and strengthen local governance.

Adaptation Initiative for Climate Vulnerable Offshore Small Islands and Riverine Charland in Bangladesh

Because of its geographical location, major rivers and low-lying deltaic terrain, Bangladesh is highly exposed to the impacts of both slow and rapid-onset climate-driven disasters, including sea-level rise, saline intrusion, cyclones, storm surges, floods, extreme heat and droughts.