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Defining the Problem: Begging bowls and benefactors

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The post-disaster relationships between national and subnational governments, government and farmers, government and homeowners, and government and the international humanitarian system often take ... More


Bring in the Professionals

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Good planning is based on an iterative dialogue among scientists, bureaucrats, implementers, and financiers about what or who is to be protected, how, and how much it will cost. A good plan will ... More


Dealing with Disasters: It should and can get better

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

in Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The world does not turn a blind eye to disasters. In fact, many disasters are followed by an outpouring of generosity. Despite such gestures, disaster responses often seem insufficient, slow, and not ... More


Dull Disasters?: How planning ahead will make a difference

Daniel J. Clarke and Stefan Dercon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198785576
eISBN:
9780191827440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785576.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Economic losses from disasters are now reaching an average of US$250–$300 billion a year. In the last 20 years, more than 530,000 people died as a direct result ... More


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