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Measuring Vulnerability to Natural Hazards : Towards Disaster Resilient Societies.

Birkmann, Jorn.
(2013)  | 9789280812022 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | 2 Revised ed.,  | book | 460pp | Availability last checked: 29/3/2019
AUD 73.95 (inc. GST), AUD 67.23 (ex. GST),
When societies attempt to plan for or rebuild in the aftermath of catastrophic natural disasters, organizers use terms such as "climate change adaptation," "building esilience," and "vulnerability and risk reduction." But what do these terms actually mean in the way of achievable goals? And how can...

Public Works and Social Protection in Sub-Saharan Africa : Do Public Works Work for the Poor?

McCord, Anna Gabriele.
(2012)  | 9789280812046 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 304pp
AUD 59.95 (inc. GST), AUD 54.50 (ex. GST),
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Public Works Programs (PWPs) are widely implemented throughout Asia, Latin America, and Africa, often with funding from major international donor agencies. They are perceived to present a "win-win" policy option, providing employment to the chronically poor while also creating assets for the state,...

Ecology and the politics of survival : conflicts over natural resources in india.

(1991)  | 9788170362494 | United Nations Univ Press | hbk. | book | 365pp
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Investment policy review.

(2010)  | 9789211127850 | United Nations Univ Press | hbk. | book | ix, 114pp
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Regional dimensions of the ageing situation.

(2008)  | 9789211302639 | United Nations Univ Press | hbk. | book | 190pp
AUD 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (ex. GST),
This publication aims to assist national Governments, the international community and the public at large to better assess the situation of older people five years after the Second World Assembly on Aging convened in Madrid, Spain. This first review and appraisal of the Madrid Plan of Action highlights...


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