Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, all situated within Central Asia, are known to be highly exposed to natural hazards, especially floods, earthquakes, and landslides. In July 2019, to confront these challenges, the European Union, in collaboration with the World Bank and the GFDRR, started the “Strengthening Financial Resilience and Accelerating Risk Reduction in Central Asia” (SFRARR) Program. Set to run until October 2024, the overarching objective of the Program is to improve financial resilience and risk-informed policymaking, thus advancing disaster and climate resilience in Central Asia. Key to the Program was the delivery of a probabilistic risk assessment of floods and earthquakes, as well as assessment of landslide susceptibility and selected land-slide scenarios, and their impact on multiple asset types. These analyses have recently been concluded and provide a firm foundation for devising coherent and consistent solutions across geographies and economic sectors.

Russian version