TitleReady for the dry years : building resilience to drought in South-East Asia : with a focus on Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar and Viet Nam
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South-East Asia is regularly hit by droughts. Ready for the Dry Years offers a clear analysis of this subject, assessing prospects for the decades ahead and highlighting the principal risks. Though starting slowly, droughts can have devastating cumulative impacts – striking hardest at the poor and heightening inequality, as well as degrading land and increasing the prospects of conflict. The study shows that there will be many more dry years ahead, and the area affected by drought is likely to shift and expand. Chapter 1 Slow but devastating – droughts in South-East Asia -- Chapter 2 Frameworks for resilience -- Chapter 3 Priorities for action -- Appendix A Association between drought index and GDP.