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close this bookDisaster Economics (DHA/UNDRO - UNDP, 1994, 56 p.)
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View the documentUnited Nations reorganization and the Disaster Management Training Programme
View the documentIntroduction
close this folderPART 1 - Disasters and economics
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View the documentWhat is economics about?
View the documentThe quantitative focus
View the documentThe practical thought process
View the documentEconomic analysis as applied to disasters
View the documentIs disaster economics different from economics?
View the documentOptimal planning
View the documentThe incentive structure
View the documentThe overall picture
View the documentGeneral and sectoral rehabilitation requirements
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close this folderPART 2 - Alternative disaster scenarios
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View the documentThe general multi-sectoral disaster
View the documentDisasters caused by economic mismanagement
View the documentDisasters involving displaced populations and refugees
View the documentDisasters leading to food insecurity
View the documentDisasters involving environmental challenges
View the documentConclusion
close this folderPART 3 - Financing options
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View the documentThe traditional route
View the documentDebt swaps
View the documentBlocked funds
View the documentTriangular food aid
View the documentTrust funds
View the documentDisaster insurance
View the documentRevolving funds
View the documentCentral Bank Assistance
View the documentCoordinating foreign disaster assistance
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View the documentAnnex 1: Acronyms
View the documentAnnex 2: Additional reading
View the documentGlossary
View the documentModule evaluation: Disaster Management Training Programme

Annex 2: Additional reading

Anderson, Mary, “Which costs more: prevention or recovery?” in Managing Natural Disasters and the Environment, Alcira Kreimer and Mohan Munasinghe, eds. World Bank, 1991.

“Crop Insurance Compendium”, Agriculture Services Division, FAO, 1991

“Crop insurance support to primary industry investment,” Second expert consultation on crop insurance, FAO, 18-20 April, 1989.

Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, A Compendium of Current Knowledge, Vol. 7, Economic Aspects, Office of the United Nations Disaster Relief Coordinator, New York, 1987.

Edward Clay and Charlotte Benson, “Aid for food: acquisition of commodities in developing countries for food aid in the 1980s,” Food Policy, Vol. 15, No. 1,1990.

Gittinger, J. Price, “Project analysis for economic development,” EDI, World Bank, 1991.

Greene, Stephen G. “Second thoughts about debt swaps,” The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Vol. IV, No. 2, November, 1991.

Konandreas, Panos, Barbara Huddlestone and Virabongsa Ramangkura, “Food security: an insurance approach,” IFPRI Research Report 4,1991.

Oliver, J., “Insurance and Natural Disaster Management: Views and Findings of a Seminar in Townsville,” Disasters, Vol. 7, No. 3,1983.

“Strategies for crop insurance planning,” Agricultural Services Bulletin 86, FAO, 1991.