Resilient Shores: Vietnam’s Coastal Development Between Opportunity and Disaster Risk

The ongoing devastating storms and floods that battered the central part of Vietnam are the latest evidence of a worrying trend that natural risks, which have already been substantial, are intensifying due to rapid urbanization, economic development, and climate change. 

Resilient Shores, a report jointly developed by the government of Vietnam, the World Bank, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery released on October 21st, provides some sobering statistics on how vulnerable the coastline is and who and what are most impacted.

View the full report (available in English and Vietnamese)

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