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Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Dramatic events, such as the earthquake that struck China’s Sichuan Province in 2008 and the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005, have brought the financial management of catastrophic risks once again to the forefront of the public policy agenda globally. To address these issues and develop sound policies, the OECD has established an International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. This publication supports the ongoing activities of the Network. This book contains three reports focusing on different institutional approaches to the financial management of large-scale catastrophes in selected OECD and non-OECD countries, the role of risk mitigation and insurance in reducing the impact of natural disasters, and the importance of strategic leadership in the management of non-conventional crises
Table Of Contents
The Role Of Cost-Benefit Analysis In Evaluating Mitigation Measures For Natural Disasters -- Risk Perception And Choice In Homeowners Adoption Of Mitigation Measures -- Comparative Review -- Part 3. Introduction -- Part 1. Introduction -- Survey of Country Approaches -- Part 2. Conclusions -- Part 1. Conclusions -- A New Era of Large-Scale Natural Disasters -- Part 2. Introduction -- Annex B -- Part 3. Conclusions -- Annex A -- Strategic Initiatives -- The New World Of Risks and Crises -- Foreword -- Operational Responses -- Bibliography -- Annex C
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (312 pages)
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