76. The main driver for information needs on hazardous events and disasters is national disaster risk management (Section 2.2). Each phase of DRM includes typical issues and requires plans and decisions. Each of these needs a different set of information. In several of these instances, official statistics are an important component. The ESCAP Expert Group on Disaster Related Statistics identified the demand for disaster-related information for each of the phases of disaster risk management as presented in Table 1.

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