Tags: development

Supporting Durable Solutions to Urban, Post-disaster Displacement:Haiti

This study, published by the  Brookings and IOM examines the question of durable solutions to displacement in Port-au-Prince, recognizing that the challenges faced in Haiti may be a source of insight for responses to other urban, post-disaster displacement crises—which are expected to become more common in the future. The study draws on the results of …

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Building Resilience: Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development

This report presents the World Bank’s experience in climate and disaster resilient development, and contends that such development is essential to eliminating extreme poverty and achieving shared prosperity by 2030. The report recognizes, however, that such development requires additional start-up costs, which pay off in the long run if done correctly. Given this, the report argues for closer collaboration between the …

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The geography of poverty, disasters and climate extremes in 2030

This report examines the relationship between disasters and poverty. It concludes that, without concerted action, there could be up to 325 million extremely poor people living in the 49 countries most exposed to the full range of natural hazards and climate extremes in 2030. It maps out where the poorest people are likely to live and develops a range of scenarios to identify …

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Risk and Opportunity, Managing Risk for Development

The World Disaster Report (WDR 2014) argues that risk management can be a powerful instrument for development—not only by building people’s resilience and thus reducing the effects of adverse events but also by allowing them to take advantage of opportunities for improvement. The World Bank WDR 14 http://econ.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/EXTDEC/EXTRESEARCH/EXTWDRS/EXTNWDR2013/0,,contentMDK:23330018~pagePK:8258258~piPK:8258412~theSitePK:8258025,00.html

Social Vulnerability, Sustainable Livelihoods and Disasters

The need to analyse and prepare for peoples’ vulnerability to natural hazards could be rooted in the sustainable livelihoods (SL) approach, and in development work which aims to reduce the elements of vulnerability that are a result of poverty. As such, vulnerability analysis (VA) may help to bring humanitarian work in line with [development organizations’] …

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State of the World’s Cities – 2012 – 2013

The latest in a series of bi-annual studies on the world’s cities. This edition uses the framework of ‘The Urban Divide’ to analyze the complex social, political, economic and cultural dynamics of urban environments. State of the World’s Cities – 2012 – 2013 http://www.unhabitat.org/pmss/listItemDetails.aspx?publicationID=2917