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Book ChapterRemittances in Small Island Developing States
From the book: Understanding Small-Island Developing StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Natural disasters
Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...Agriculture Climatic changes Debts, Public
BlogThe Challenge of Small Island Developing States
Wim Naudé, Mark McGillivray and Amelia U...Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal ArticleRemittances in Small Island Developing States
Part of Journal Special Issue Fragility and Development in Small Island Developing StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Natural disasters
Blog'La tè tranble nan peyi d'Ayiti': The Earth Trembles in Haiti
Evans Jadotte On Tuesday January 12 2010, a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake, off the coast of Haiti destroyed its capital Port-au-Prince. It also razed the cities of Léogane, Petit-Goâve, Grand-Goâve, Jacmel, and Les Cayes...Humanitarian assistance International agencies Natural disasters
BlogDensity and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk
Somik V...Infrastructure (Economics) Natural disasters Population
BlogThe Climate Change Challenge: Two Arguments for Acting Now
Kemal Derviş The debate on climate change has evolved in recent years from being about whether climate change is a serious problem, towards being about when and how to address it...Climatic changes Environmental policy Natural disasters
Book ChapterVulnerability of Small-Island Economies: The Impact of “Natural” Disasters in the Caribbean
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesCapital investments Environmental aspects (International trade) Macroeconomics
Book ChapterNatural Disasters and Remittances: Poverty, Gender and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS
From the book: Vulnerability in Developing CountriesEmigrant remittances Households Natural disasters
Working PaperConflict, Disasters, and No Jobs: Reasons for International Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest growth rate in net international migration in the world. The reasons for this migration are investigated in this paper...Emigration and immigration Labor demand Natural disasters
Annual LectureThe Climate Change Challenge
The world economy entered the 21st century expanding as rapidly as ever. Developing countries are now major drivers of global growth...Climatic changes Natural disasters
Working PaperNatural Disasters and Remittances: Exploring the Linkages between Poverty, Gender, and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS
This paper explores the linkages between poverty and disaster vulnerability in the context of remittance flows to households in the Caribbean. Jamaica is used as the case study country...Emigrant remittances Households Natural disasters
Working PaperAssessing Vulnerability Before, During and After a Natural Disaster in Fragile Regions: Case Study of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
Current approaches of measuring vulnerability to natural hazards generally use a rather static perspective that focuses on a single point in time—often before a hazardous event occurs...Humanitarian assistance Natural disasters Measurement (Poverty)
Working PaperReducing People’s Vulnerability to Natural Hazards: Communities and Resilience
The concepts vulnerability, resilience and community are widely used and abused in the literature on natural hazards and disaster risk reduction. This paper seeks to bring greater rigour in their use...Economic development Households Natural disasters
Working PaperAnalysing the Impact of Natural Hazards in Small Economies: The Caribbean Case
This paper analyses the impact of natural disasters in the Caribbean. The economic impact of natural disasters in the region has been significant, resulting in widespread destruction of the productive economy...Capital investments Environmental aspects (International trade) Macroeconomics
Working PaperRemittances and the Macroeconomy: The Case of Small Island Developing States
In this paper we examine how remittances relate to the exchange rate, natural disasters and foreign aid in developing economies. By using panel VAR methods we are able to compensate for both data limitations and endogeneity among variables...Economic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Natural disasters