Publication year: 2006
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Natural disasters cause considerable economic damage. While developed countries usually are able to cope with the impacts of natural hazards, developing countries are faced with severe consequences for their resources. In order to prevent long-term macroeconomic repercussions, governments need a comprehensive disaster risk management strategy.Budgetary resources are allocated to pre-disaster risk management strategies to reduce the probability of financing gaps. The framework and model approach allows cross country comparisons as well as the assessment of financial vulnerability, macroeconomic risk, and risk management strategies.
Subject: Business and Economics, Catastrophe modelling, Developing Countries, Financing, Government, public sector, Macroeconomic consequences, Natural disaster risk management, Pro-active instruments, simulation