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Practical Risk-Adjusted Performance Measurement - Carl Bacon

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By documenting, with appropriate referencing, many of the ex-post risk measures in a structured format, filling gaps, encouraging consistency, suggesting new measures and highlighting possible areas of confusion or misrepresentation, this book is the ideal practitioners practical guide to ex-post performance measurement techniques.
Uploaded by wiley_publishing on 09/05/2012
Digital publication details: 8 pages.

Ex-ante policy impact assessment vis-à-vis vulnerable groups in South Eastern Europe

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2009 -- Author(s): Arkadi Toritsyn. The purpose of this Guide is to support SEE countries in institutionalization of ex-ante policy assessment with particular focus on vulnerable groups. The Guide has been designed to offer an overview of ex-ante policy assessment tools and data sources when read cover-to-cover. It can be used also as a reference tool for specific needs and can be consulted on an as needed basis.
Uploaded by undp_in_europe_cis on 09/01/2009
Digital publication details: 79 pages.

Natural Disasters: What is the Role for Social Safety Nets?

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This paper makes the case for why safety nets are an important tool for managing the risk of natural hazards. The use of safety nets is advocated both ex ante, to prevent and mitigate the impact of natural disaster and ex post, to cope with the impacts of natural shocks. Firstly, the paper explores the implications of contextual factors to be taken into account in the design of an effective safety net system to respond to the needs generated by natural disasters. Learning from the responses to a number of recent natural disasters, a typology of the different types of natural hazards which require different approaches to reduce their risk is introduced. Secondly, the paper considers some “guidelines” for improving the design and implementation of safety nets either to prevent and/or to recover from natural disasters. Finally, some conclusions and recommendations for more effective safety net and suggestions for addressing key issues are outlined.
Uploaded by world.bank.social.protection on 01/31/2011
Digital publication details: 148 pages.

For Protection and Promotion: The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets

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Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 07/15/2010
Digital publication details: 483 pages.

For Protection and Promotion: The Design and Implementation of Effective Safety Nets

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Safety nets are noncontributory transfer programs targeted to the poor or vulnerable. They play important roles in social policy. Safety nets redistribute income, thereby immediately reducing poverty and inequality; they enable households to invest in the human capital of their children and in the livelihoods of their earners; they help households manage risk, both ex ante and ex post; and they allow governments to implement macroeconomic or sectoral reforms that support efficiency and growth.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 12/09/2009
Digital publication details: 131 pages.

Strong, Safe, and Resilient

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Disaster risk management is essential in the fight against poverty. Disasters can, in an instant, wipe out decades of hard-fought poverty reduction and development gains and push countless households into poverty. Disasters disproportionally affect the poor: Vulnerable and marginalized groups, including women, children, the elderly, and people with disabilities, are at particular risk. East Asia and the Pacific is the most disaster-stricken region in the world, suffering from small recurrent as well as rare high-impact events. East Asia is rapidly urbanizing, and cities are becoming disaster hotspots. Unplanned or poorly planned urbanization, which puts more people and assets in harm’s way, is the single largest driver of disaster risk.
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Digital publication details: 205 pages.

Improving the Assessment of Disaster Risks to Strengthen Financial Resilience

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In 2011, the world witnessed record losses, estimated at up to US$380 billion, from disasters caused by natural hazards. Recent events have shown that no country―rich or poor―is immune to natural hazards. Addressing these rising losses is compelling leaders to develop more active approaches to disaster risk management. For this, countries need access to accurate risk information, to assess and integrate risk into decision-making and development planning. Information about risk is also useful to develop risk financing strategies that allow countries to increase their response capacity after disasters, while protecting their fiscal balance. Responding to a G20 request, this joint Publication by the Government of Mexico and the World Bank brings together the experiences of G20 and developing countries in strengthening financial resilience to protect their populations and assets.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 06/14/2012
Digital publication details: 296 pages.

Building Urban Resilience

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Resilience is the ability of a system, community, or society exposed to hazards to resist, absorb, accommodate to, and recover from the effects of a hazard in a timely and efficient manner. Resilience in the context of cities translates into a new paradigm for urbanization, and forms base for a new understanding how to manage hazards and urban development. In the next decades, the major driver of the increasing damages and losses from disasters will be the growth of people and assets in harm’s way, especially in urban areas. Often lacking resources, infrastructure, services and the capacity to manage the increase in population, small cities could face heavy losses of life and property due to disasters, unless proactive measures are mainstreamed into governance and planning.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 03/05/2013
Digital publication details: 210 pages.

Urban Risk Assessments: Understanding Disaster and Climate Risk in Cities

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This book presents a framework, the Urban Risk Assessment, for assessing disaster and climate risk in cities which is intended to assist in decision-making, urban planning, and designing risk management programs. The approach seeks to strengthen coherence and consensus within and across cities in understanding and planning for risk from natural disasters and climate change. The target audience for this book includes policy makers, urban practitioners and technical staff, and international organizations.
Uploaded by world.bank.publications on 06/27/2012
Digital publication details: 275 pages.

Ex-Ante Methods to Assess the Impact of Social Insurance Policies on Labor Supply

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This paper solves and estimates a stochastic model of optimal inter-temporal behavior to assess how changes in the design of the unemployment benefits and pension systems in Brazil could affect savings rates, the share of time that individuals spend outside of the formal sector, and retirement decisions.
Uploaded by world.bank.social.protection on 11/30/2009
Digital publication details: 55 pages.
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