Cities And Climate Change

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9264091378
Size: 24.33 MB
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Cities And Climate Change from the Author: OECD. This book shows how city and metropolitan regional governments working in tandem with national governments can change the way we think about responding to climate change.

Catastrophe Risk Financing In Developing Countries

Author: J. David Cummins
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821377361
Size: 59.38 MB
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Catastrophe Risk Financing In Developing Countries from the Author: J. David Cummins. 'Catastrophe Risk Financing in Developing Countries' provides a detailed analysis of the imperfections and inefficiencies that impede the emergence of competitive catastrophe risk markets in developing countries. The book demonstrates how donors and international financial institutions can assist governments in middle- and low-income countries in promoting effective and affordable catastrophe risk financing solutions. The authors present guiding principles on how and when governments, with assistance from donors and international financial institutions, should intervene in catastrophe insurance markets. They also identify key activities to be undertaken by donors and institutions that would allow middle- and low-income countries to develop competitive and cost-effective catastrophe risk financing strategies at both the macro (government) and micro (household) levels. These principles and activities are expected to inform good practices and ensure desirable results in catastrophe insurance projects. 'Catastrophe Risk Financing in Developing Countries' offers valuable advice and guidelines to policy makers and insurance practitioners involved in the development of catastrophe insurance programs in developing countries.

Toward Resilience

Author: Marilise Turnbull
Publisher: Practical Action
ISBN: 9781853397868
Size: 60.41 MB
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Toward Resilience from the Author: Marilise Turnbull. Toward Resilience: A Guide to Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation is an introductory resource for development and humanitarian practitioners working with populations at risk of disasters and other impacts of climate change.

Emerging Risks In The 21st Century An Agenda For Action

Author: OECD
Publisher: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9789264101227
Size: 25.82 MB
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Emerging Risks In The 21st Century An Agenda For Action from the Author: OECD. This book explores the implications of newly developing risks such as hugely damaging hurricanes, new diseases, terrorist attacks, and disruptions to critical infrastructures.

Markets And Rural Poverty

Author: Jonathan Mitchell
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1849713138
Size: 38.92 MB
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Markets And Rural Poverty from the Author: Jonathan Mitchell. This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can 'upgrade' within such chains. Upgrading is a key concept for value chain analysis and refers to the acquisition of technological capabilities and market linkages that enable firms to improve their competitiveness and move into higher-value activities. The authors examine a range of evidence to assess whether the 'bottom billion' people, living mainly in the rural areas of low-income countries, can improve their position through productive strategies and, if so, how? They propose an innovative conceptual framework of value chain upgrading for some of the most marginal producers in the poorest local economies. They demonstrate how interventions can improve poverty and the environment for poor people supplying a wide range of services and agricultural and food products to local, regional and global markets. This analysis is based on empirical research conducted in Senegal, Mali, Tanzania, India, Nepal, Philippines and Vietnam. The main focus is on poverty, environment and gender outcomes of upgrading interventions, and represents one of the key challenges of contemporary development economics.

Management Of Risk

Author: Stationery Office
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780113312740
Size: 29.46 MB
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Management Of Risk from the Author: Stationery Office. Downlaodable PDF (ISBN 9780113312757) also available