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Assessing economic impacts of hosting refugees: conceptual, methodological and ethical gaps

This paper from the Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford explores a variety of approaches used to assess and measure the economic impact of refugees on their host communities and states and highlights some alternative approaches to understanding and assessing the impact of hosting refugees. Source: Refugees Studies Centre, University of Oxford, 2015 Assessing economic impacts …

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Participatory Cost-Benefit-Analysis Guide

Most traditional economic analysis, such as cost benefit analysis, is too complex to be used for community-based activities and interventions, especially when climate change considerations have to be incorporated. This guide bridges this gap by providing tools and methods for answering the following questions: Which solutions identified in community based assessment approaches and in subsequent action planning are more economically feasible than others? …

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Cost-benefit Analysis of Climate-resilient Housing in Central Vietnam

This study applied a cost-benefit analysis (CBA) to quantify the economic benefits of long-term, safety-related measures put in place for storm-resilient housing in Vietnam. The results of the CBA show that the possible returns on investment would be positive and high, which implies that investing in storm‑resilient houses can be economically viable. Key findings include:  …

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Assessing Quality and Cost Benefit – A Philippines Case Study

This document includes background on community based disaster risk reduction programming in the Philippines and an overview of a comprehensive recent Quality Impact Assessment and Cost Benefit Analysis undertaken to document the impact of that programming on vulnerable populations. Published in 2009.

Mangrove plantation in Viet Nam: measuring impact and cost benefit

In an effort to further highlight the impact, efficiency and sustainability of DRR interventions, an external evaluation was conducted on the community-based ‘Mangrove Plantation and Disaster Risk Reduction’ (MP/DRR) project in the disaster prone coastal provinces of northern Viet Nam. The evaluation assessed the project’s performance and progress against set objectives and analysed the extent …

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Measuring impact and cost benefit: A Sudanese case study

This case study aims to address calls for more rigorous evidence-based research on the costs and benefits of disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions at the community-level. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is attempting to narrow this gap by building an evidence-base for DRR activities which are replicable, scalable and …

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Impact and Cost Benefit Analysis: A Case Study of Disaster Risk Reduction Programming In Red Sea State Sudan, 2009

Red Sea State in Sudan suffers regular droughts which have resulted in increased vulnerability of the indigenous nomadic Beja pastoralist community. Activities that were once coping strategies have become part of normal regular patterns of activity despite the fact that they are of an unsustainable nature. The Norwegian and Danish Red Cross have supported the …

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Breaking the waves: Impact analysis of coastal afforestation for disaster risk reduction in Viet Nam

“Breaking the waves” presents a study of the impact, efficiency and sustainability of the “Community-based Mangrove Reforestation and Disaster Preparedness Programme” that has been implemented by Viet Nam Red Cross (VNRC) since 1994. This report and its sister publication (“Planting protection”) are both results of a programme evaluation conducted in January 2011. This report presents …

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Cost–benefit analysis of community-based disaster risk reduction, Red Cross Red Crescent lessons learned, recommendations and guidance

Cost–benefit analysis (CBA) is a process that involves weighing expected project costs against the expected benefits in order to choose the most cost-effective option. It is increasingly being used in the world of disaster risk reduction, both to design programmes and to demonstrate impact, but it has some limitations as an approach, and it is …

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