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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
AUD 77.95 (inc. GST), AUD 70.86 (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,...

Information technology in selected countries : reports from ireland, ethiopia, nigeria and tanzania.

Drew, Eileen P. Foster, Gordon F.
(1993)  | 9789280808315 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 148pp
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Uncertain quest : science, technology and development.

Salomon, J. Sagasti, F. Sach-Jeantet, Celine.
(1994)  | 9789280808353 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | xx, 532pp
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Sustainable management of headwater resources ;: research from Africa and India.

Jansky, Libor. Haigh, Martin J. Prasad, Haushila.
(2005)  | 9789280811087 | United Nations Univ Press | pbk. | book | 320pp
AUD 50.95 (inc. GST), AUD 46.32 (ex. GST),
Headwaters are the source of freshwater resources, the margins of drainage basins, and the first and zero order basins that surround every catchment. This book provides an understanding of current and prior situations and provides scientific analyses of local and regional headwater issues in India and...


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