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New Caledonia’s Territorial Audit Office Assesses Environmental and Natural Disaster Resilience

Like many places in the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the French territory of New Caledonia is affected by potentially destructive climatic hazards. These include cyclones and periods of drought or heatwaves that exacerbate forest fires. However, what we know about the impact of climate change on New Caledonia is still insufficient.

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The Role of Supreme Audit Institutions in Emergency Situations

Understanding and adapting the role of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) in emergency situations became vitally…

The Disaster Resilience Framework: A Tool to Promote Foresight and Accountability

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, flooding, and wildfires, have the potential to devastate people’s everyday lives by causing injuries and death, destroying homes and infrastructure, and wreaking economic havoc. From 2000 through 2019, there were 7,348 major disaster events worldwide, which claimed 1.23 million lives, affected 4.2 billion people (many more than once), and resulted in approximately U.S. $2.97 trillion in global economic losses. Governments usually lead recovery efforts by…

Capitalizing on Standards, Knowledge Sharing to Audit Disaster Recovery Efforts

In 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the Ecuadorian coast, constituting one of the most catastrophic tragedies in the history of the country. The quake left 663 people dead, 6,274 injured, 80,000 people displaced, great damage to infrastructure and more than 2,300 aftershocks in the following months. Consequently, reparation measures cost approximately 3,344 USD million, challenging the…

SAIs China, Peru Join Forces to Address Natural Disaster Recovery Auditing

“El Niño Costero,” the phenomenon seriously affecting Peru during the first months of 2017, battered…