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Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) is a joint initiative of SOPAC/SPC, World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank with the financial support of the Government of Japan, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the ACP-EU Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Programme, and technical support from AIR Worldwide, New Zealand GNS Science, Geoscience Australia, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC), OpenGeo and GFDRR Labs.

The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (PCRAFI) aims to provide the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) with disaster risk modeling and assessment tools. It also aims to engage in a dialogue with the PICs on integrated financial solutions for the reduction of their financial vulnerability to natural disasters and to climate change. The initiative is part of the broader agenda on disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in the Pacific region.

The Pacific Disaster Risk Assessment project provides 15 countries with disaster risk assessment tools to help them better understand, model, and assess their exposure to natural disasters.It builds on close collaborations between the Secretariat of the Pacific Community through its Applied Geoscience& Technology Division (SPC/SOPAC), WB and ADB, with technical inputs from GNS Science, Geoscience Australia, and AIR Worldwide.

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The expected economic impact due to natural hazards is illustrated through an average annual loss (AAL) map, which indicates the estimated economic losses averaged over the 10,000 realizations of next-year activity. Economic loss is defined as the total direct ground-up losses, i.e., the cost needed to repair or replace damaged assets. Three types of assets were considered: (1) buildings (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial, and public buildings) - (2) major infrastructure (airports, ports, power plants, bridges, dams, etc.) - and (3) valuable crops (sugarcane, taro, rice, banana, etc.). Two types of natural events were explicitly considered in this risk analysis: earthquakes (inducing both ground shaking and tsunami waves) and tropical cyclones (inducing wind, precipitation/flood, and coastal flooding due to surge of the sea level). The resolution is taken at a specified administration boundary for each country. Compiled by AIR Worldwide.

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The expected economic impact due to natural hazards is illustrated through an average annual loss (AAL) map, which indicates the estimated economic losses averaged over the 10,000 realizations of next-year activity. Economic loss is defined as the total direct ground-up losses, i.e., the cost needed to repair or replace damaged assets. Three types of assets were considered: (1) buildings (e.g., residential, commercial, industrial, and public buildings) - (2) major infrastructure (airports, ports, power plants, bridges, dams, etc.) - and (3) valuable crops (sugarcane, taro, rice, banana, etc.). Two types of natural events were explicitly considered in this risk analysis: earthquakes (inducing both ground shaking and tsunami waves) and tropical cyclones (inducing wind, precipitation/flood, and coastal flooding due to surge of the sea level). The resolution is taken at a specified administration boundary for each country. Compiled by AIR Worldwide.