Below is a selection of resources related to avoidable deaths.
These resources are divided into the following subheadings: i) Avoidable Deaths, ii) Climate Change and the Environment, iii) Development, iv) Disasters, v) Disaster Support, vi) Early Warning Systems, vii) Crisis, viii) Global Risks, ix) Health, x) Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, xi) Trans-disciplinary Research, and xii) Words into Action Guidelines.
- Avoidable Deaths: A Way Ahead – All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, 2018
- Book on Avoidable Deaths: A Systems Failure Approach to Disaster Risk Management – Ray-Bennett, 2018 (For the book review of this book by Professor Mike Petterson, please click here.)
- Avoidable mortality in the UK: 2016 – Office for National Statistics, 2018
- Avoidable mortality in the UK: 2018 – Office for National Statistics, 2020
- Socioeconomic inequalities in avoidable mortality in England: 2018 – Office for National Statistics, 2020
- ONS Suggests That One in Four Deaths Are ‘Avoidable’– ONS, 2014
- Health Statistics – Atlas on Mortality in the European Union– Eurostat, 2009
- Measuring the Quality of Medical Care — A Clinical Method– Rutstein et al., 1976
- Avoidable mortality: OECD/Eurostat lists of preventable and treatable causes of death (November 2019 version)– OECD, Eurostat, 2019
- For people under 75, two deaths out of three in the EU could have been avoided– Eurostat, 2019
- Compendium – Mortality from potentially avoidable or amenable causes– NHS Digital, 2020
- The Association between Material Deprivation and Avoidable Mortality in Lisbon, Portugal– Costa, Freitas, Almendra and Santana, 2020
- Astonishing difference in the risk of avoidable death between the rich and poor– The Health Foundation, 2019
Climate Change and the Environment
- Special Report: Global Warming of 1.5 °C – IPCC, 2018
- Climate Risk and Response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts – McKinsey Global Institute, 2020
- Geo-Tectonics, Geology, and Geo-Resources of the Southwest Pacific – Michael G. Patterson, 2020
- Does climate change cause disasters? How citizens, academics, and leaders explain climate-related risk and disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean – International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021
- Human Development Report 2014: Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience – UNDP, 2014
- Human Development Report 2016: Human Development for Everyone – UNDP, 2016
- A Guide to SDG Interactions: from Science to Implementation – International Science Council – International Council for Science, 2017
- Article on The Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991: Why So Many People Died – Chowdhury, Bhuyia, Choudhury and Sen, 1993
- World Disaster Report 2015: Focus on local actors, the key to humanitarian effectiveness – IFRC, 2015
- Article on Learning from Deaths in Disasters: The Case of Odisha, India – Ray-Bennett, 2016
- Economic Losses, Poverty & Disasters: 1998-2017 – CRED and UNISDR, 2018
- When Disasters and Conflict Collide – Overseas Development Institute, 2019
- Cyclone FANI Joint Rapid Needs Assessment Report – Inter Agency Group Odisha, 2019
- Disaster and Disability: Inclusive Risk Reduction Magazine, Vol. 1(1)- 2020
- Preliminary Report of cyclone ‘FANI’ – Special Relief Commissioner: Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Government of Odisha, 2019
- Mozambique Cyclone Idai Post Disaster Needs Assessment – Government of Mozambique and World Bank, 2019
- Importance of long-term earthquake, tsunami and tropical cyclone data for disaster risk reduction in Bangladesh – Alam, 2019
- Catastrophes such as coronavirus are all too predictable. What makes us do nothing in the face of danger? – Harford, 2020
- Letter: Investing in prevention pays off and saves lives– Mami Mizutori, UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020
- Article on Death, statistics and a disaster zone: the struggle to count the dead after Hurricane Maria – Arnold, 2019
- Space-Based Earth Observations for Disaster Risk Management – Surveys in Geophysics, 2020
- We said, they said: the politics of conceptual frameworks in disasters and climate change in Colombia and Latin America – Disaster Management and Prevention, 2020
- Assessing Disaster-Attributed Mortality: Development and Application of a Definition and Classification Matrix– Combs, Quenemoen, Parrish and Davis, 1999
- Public health aspects of disaster management– Foege, 1986
- World Disasters Report: Focus on culture and risk– IFRC, 2014
- Disaster risk governance for district-level landslide risk management in Bangladesh – Internation Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2021
- Supporting Victims of Overseas Terrorism: Advice for Local Areas – Home Office, 2019
Early Warning Systems
- Trans-Boundary Early Warning Systems (TB-EWS) in Asia – All India Disaster Mitigation Institute, 2019
- The 51st Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF 51) Bulletin – IGAD Climate Prediction & Applications Centre, 2019
- Putting the customer at the heart of response – Wales, Crisis Response Journal, September 2020
- Systems and people: Time for transformation – Wales, Crisis Response Journal, December 2020
- World Risk Report 2019 – Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft and Ruhr University Bochum – Institute for International Law, 2019
of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
- The Global Risks Report 2019 – World Economic Forum, 2019
- The Global Risks Report 2020 – World Economic Forum, 2020
- Global Climate Risk Index 2020 – Germanwatch, 2020
- The next outbreak? We’re not ready– TED Talk by Bill Gates, 2015
- Avoidable mortality (precentable and amendable) sub-chapter in Chapter 6 of Health at a Glance: Europe 2016 – OECD, 2016
- Research Report: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities Around Reproductive Health in Disasters in Belkuchi Upazila, Bangladesh – Ray-Bennett, Corsel and Goswami, 2018
- Policy Brief on Improving the quality of post-abortion care during floods in Belkuchi, Bangladesh Utilizing the RHCC Approach – Ray-Bennett, Corsel and Goswami, 2018
- Policy Brief on The RHCC Approach: Facilitating Opportunities for Reproductive Health Care during a flood in Bangladesh– Ray-Bennett, Corsel and Goswami, 2018
- Coronavirus resources– Evidence Aid, 2020
- COVID-19: A Gender Lens– UNFPA, 2020
How to measure the burden of mortality?– Bonneux, 2002
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
- Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 – UNISDR, 2015
- Journal article on Disasters, Deaths, and the Sendai Goal One: Lessons from Odisha, India – Ray-Bennett, 2018
- Sendai Framework Monitor data now publicly available – UNISDR, 2019
- Implementing the Sendai Framework to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals – UNISDR
- Journal article on Challenges with Disaster Mortality Data and Measuring Progress Towards the Implementation of the Sendai Framework – Green et al., 2019
- Bracken, L. J., & Oughton, E. A. (2006). ‘What do you mean? ’The importance of language in developing interdisciplinary research. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 31(3), 371-382.
- Chilisa, B. (2017). Decolonising transdisciplinary research approaches: an African perspective for enhancing knowledge integration in sustainability science. Sustainability Science, 12(5), 813-827.
- Franklin, A. L., Grossman, A., Le, J., & Shafer, M. (2019). Creating Broader Research Impacts through Boundary Organizations. Public Administration Review, 79 (2), 215-224.
- Gall, M., Nguyen, K. H., & Cutter, S. L. (2015). Integrated research on disaster risk: Is it really integrated? International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 12, 255–267
- Ismail-Zadeh, A. T., Cutter, S. L., Takeuchi, K., & Paton, D. (2017). Forging a paradigm shift in disaster science. Natural Hazards, 86 (2), 969–988.
- Klein, J. T. (1990). Interdisciplinarity: History, theory, and practice. Wayne state university press.
- Max-Neef, M. A. (2005). Foundations of transdisciplinarity. Ecological economics, 53 (1), 5-16.
- Moser, S., Meerow, S., Arnott, J., & Jack-Scott, E. (2019). The turbulent world of resilience: interpretations and themes for transdisciplinary dialogue. Climatic Change, 153(1-2), 21-40.
- National Resarch Council. (2006). Facing hazards and disasters: Understanding human dimensions. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press
- Panter-Brick, C. (2014). Health, risk, and resilience: Interdisciplinary concepts and applications. Annual Review of Anthropology, 43, 431-448.
- Rhoten, D. (2004). Interdisciplinary research: Trend or transition. Items and Issues, 5 (1–2), 6–11.
- Robinson, J. (2008). Being undisciplined: Transgressions and intersections in academia and beyond. Futures, 40(1), 70-86.
- Sapat, A. (2018). Lost in translation? Integrating interdisciplinary disaster research with policy praxis. Risk analysis.
- Stock, P., & Burton, R. J. (2011). Defining terms for integrated (multi-inter-trans-disciplinary) sustainability research. Sustainability, 3 (8), 1090-1113.
- Stokols, D. (2006). Toward a science of transdisciplinary action research. American journal of community psychology, 38(1-2), 79-93.
- Van den Besselaar, Peter & Heimeriks, Gaston. (2001). Disciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Interdisciplinary – Concepts and Indicators. 8th Conference on Scientometrics and Informetrics, Sydney, Australia.
- Wickson, F., Carew, A. L., & Russell, A. W. (2006). Transdisciplinary research: characteristics, quandaries and quality. Futures, 38 (9), 1046-1059.
Words into Action Guidelines
The UNDRR’s Words into Action (WiA) guidelines are designed to provide practical guidance on disaster risk reduction topics. The present guidelines are designed to support countries in developing a national disaster risk reduction strategy that is aligned with the Sendai Framework.