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close this bookDisaster and Development - Trainer's Guide - 1st edition (Disaster Management Training Programme, 57 p.)
close this folderPARTS THREE AND FOUR: ASSESSING TRADE-OFFS IN INVESTING IN VULNERABILITY REDUCTION AND FORGING THE LINKS BETWEEN DISASTER AND DEVELOPMENT(45 minutes)
View the document25. Learning objectives
View the document26. Comparing development investments
View the document27. Definitions
View the document28. Estimating losses, costs and benefits
View the document29. Advantages of formal quantitative methods
View the document30. Summary
View the document31. Learning objectives
View the document32. Role of the UN and NGOs
View the document33. Collaborating constituencies
View the document34. Question
View the document35. Involving the affected community
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28. Estimating losses, costs and benefits


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Review each of these terms but avoid debating the concepts. Indicate that economists are making progress in providing quantifiable methods of comparing development alternatives. Include a discussion of costs and benefits indicating that costs are easiest to quantify but that benefits are like estimating losses. Choose examples from the text, case studies or refer back to OH 6 for further examples.

· Direct monetary effects
· Indirect monetary effects
· Direct non-monetary effects
· Indirect non-monetary effects
· Loss of non-renewable natural resources


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