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close this bookDisasters and Development (Department of Humanitarian Affairs/United Nations Disaster Relief Office - United Nations Development Programme , 1994, 55 p.)
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View the documentUnited Nations (U.N.) reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP)
View the documentIntroduction
Open this folder and view contentsPART 1 - The relationship between disasters and development
Open this folder and view contentsPART 2 - Understanding and exploiting disaster/development linkages
Open this folder and view contentsPART 3 - Assessing the trade-offs in investing in vulnerability reduction
Open this folder and view contentsPART 4 - Forging the links between disasters and development
View the documentAnnex 1: Cost-benefit analysis for vulnerability reduction in the context of uncertainty
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2nd Edition

Module prepared by: R.S. Stephenson, Ph.D.


Disaster Management Training Programme


This training module has been funded by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator for the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) in association with the University of Wisconsin Disaster Management Center.

This material draws substantially on the work of Mary Anderson and Fred Cuny, and on United Nations Development Programme and World Bank Guidelines.

The draft for this text was reviewed by Yasemin Aysan and Ian Davis, Oxford Polytechnic Disaster Management Centre and Gustavo Wilches-Chaux.

Editorial services, including design, educational components and formatting, have been provided by InterWorks. Design consultation and desktop publishing have been provided by Artifax.

Cover Photo: Destruction of a bridge by flood waters. VIZDOK photo

The first edition of this module was printed in 1991. Utilization and duplication of the material in this module is permissible; however, source attribution to the Disaster Management Training Programme (DMTP) is required.