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Indonesia Launches Disaster Recovery Index

Indonesia has launched a new Disaster Recovery Index to measure the progress of communities affected by natural disasters in their country in 2010.The initiative, with support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), will focus on the economic recovery of the areas hit by the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption in central Java and destructive mud flows in east Java.National Disaster Management Agency Deputy Director Bambang Sulistianto said Wednesday that surveys showed officials they need...

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