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Safer Homes Stronger Communities

Author : Abhas K. Jha
ISBN : 0821382683
Genre : Social Science
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This handbook is designed to guide public sector managers and development practitioners through the process of large-scale housing reconstruction after major disasters, based on the experiences of recent reconstruction programs in Aceh (Indonesia), Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Gujarat (India) and Bam (Iran).

Post Disaster Reconstruction And Change

Author : Jennifer E. Duyne Barenstein
ISBN : 9781439888179
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 64. 90 MB
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Successful recovery following a disaster depends upon transcending the disciplinary divides of architecture, engineering, and planning and emphasizing the importance of community perspectives in the post-disaster reconstruction process. Effective results in community recovery mandate that we holistically examine the complex interrelationship between physical and social dimensions. Through a series of case studies, Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Change: Communities' Perspectives explores community viewpoints on post-disaster aid provided by external agencies and demonstrates how equity and effectiveness are affected by community social organization, power structures, and leadership capacities. The book further focuses on how external aid in turn affects community livelihoods, cultures, and social organizations. Each chapter serves as a real-world case study based on several months of ethnographic fieldwork conducted in India, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Argentina. Post-disaster community recovery depends on informed decisions that build on lessons learned from past experiences. This book shows how different communities have coped with and responded to various external interventions. Focusing on housing reconstruction and the restoration of livelihood, the authors demonstrate that changes in settlement location, morphology, housing materials, and design produce multiple cascading consequences for the inhabitants of reconstructed settlements. Ultimately, the book establishes the importance of integrating community perspectives in policies and programs for sustainable post-disaster reconstruction—enabling greater resiliency as well as future disaster risk reduction.

Strong Safe And Resilient

Author : Abhas K. Jha
ISBN : 9780821398319
Genre : Business & Economics
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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. There is deep uncertainty about future disaster and climate risks, challenging our ability to adapt to new developments and changing the physical and natural environment. Decision makers can make a significant difference by effectively managing disaster risk and building resilience. With education and communication, preparedness, and investments, urbanization can be channeled as a tremendous positive force for development. By decreasing disaster exposure and vulnerability through systematic assessments and communication of risks, better land-use planning, and many other practical measures, the impacts of natural hazards can be reduced significantly. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that the risks of disasters cannot be entirely eliminated, and countries need to plan for failure by considering different scenarios, especially within complex systems and networks. Preventive investments in risk reduction and emergency preparedness can be extremely cost-effective and can greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards. Governments can prioritize actions based on informed decisions about the level of risk to reduce the risks from disasters. Public investments, such as early-warning systems, retrofitting of critical infrastructure at risk, and mainstreaming systematic risk assessments into relevant public investment planning processes, can help to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth. The World Bank supports countries around the world in mainstreaming a comprehensive and integrated approach to disaster risk management into development. The World Bank provides analytical and advisory services, helps to build climate and disaster resilience into core investments across sectors, and offers unique financial solutions to better manage the contingent fiscal risks from disasters.

Innovative Financing For Development

Author : Suhas Ketkar
ISBN : 082137706X
Genre : Business & Economics
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Developing countries need additional, cross-border capital channeled into their private sectors to generate employment and growth, reduce poverty, and meet the other Millennium Development Goals. Innovative financing mechanisms are necessary to make this happen. 'Innovative Financing for Development' is the first book on this subject that uses a market-based approach. It compiles pioneering methods of raising development finance including securitization of future flow receivables, diaspora bonds, and GDP-indexed bonds. It also highlights the role of shadow sovereign ratings in facilitating access to international capital markets. It argues that poor countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, can potentially raise tens of billions of dollars annually through these instruments. The chapters in the book focus on the structures of the various innovative financing mechanisms, their track records and potential for tapping international capital markets, the constraints limiting their use, and policy measures that governments and international institutions can implement to alleviate these constraints.

The World Bank Legal Review Volume 5

Author : Hassane Cisse
ISBN : 9781464800375
Genre : Law
File Size : 67. 25 MB
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Today, no one doubts the importance of justice and the rule of law to development. Indeed, it is a topic that excites considerable discussion. But what exactly is the nature of the relationship between justice, the rule of law, and development? And how can such a relationship be harnessed to improve the lives of people around the world, sustainably?Volume 5 of The World Bank Legal Review tackles these crucial questions head on. The 32 chapters by distinguished scholars and practitioners off er myriad ideas on the interrelation between development and the rule of law. They also present a plethora of practical lessons about translating insights into real-life outcomes. Foremost among those lessons is that sustainabledevelopment both demands and delivers opportunity, inclusion, and equity. Regulatory innovation can help people secure durable economic opportunities. Access to justice can be a pathway for social inclusion and greater citizen engagement. Legal empowerment can promote greater equity in the distribution and enjoyment of public goods.As the international community reshapes its development agenda, this volume of The World Bank Legal Review reminds us that justice, when woven into sustainable development objectives and processes, can unlock endless opportunities.

Treasury Reference Model

Author : Ali Hashim
ISBN : 0821349457
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 24. 48 MB
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The World Bank and IMF are placing increasing emphasis on projects aimed at improving the management of public finances. An integrated treasury system forms the backbone for recording and processing all transactions. This book provides a treasury reference model (TRM) to give guidelines for the design of automated treasury systems for governments. It provides detailed flow charts of the functional processes associated with Treasury systems. This book also includes a diagnostic questionnaire that could be used to evaluate country specific requirements as well as a set of sample functional specifications that could be used for procurement and/or development of the application software that would be required to implement these systems.

Strong Safe And Resilient

Author : Abhas K. Jha
ISBN : 9780821398319
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 69. 69 MB
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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. There is deep uncertainty about future disaster and climate risks, challenging our ability to adapt to new developments and changing the physical and natural environment. Decision makers can make a significant difference by effectively managing disaster risk and building resilience. With education and communication, preparedness, and investments, urbanization can be channeled as a tremendous positive force for development. By decreasing disaster exposure and vulnerability through systematic assessments and communication of risks, better land-use planning, and many other practical measures, the impacts of natural hazards can be reduced significantly. At the same time, it is necessary to recognize that the risks of disasters cannot be entirely eliminated, and countries need to plan for failure by considering different scenarios, especially within complex systems and networks. Preventive investments in risk reduction and emergency preparedness can be extremely cost-effective and can greatly reduce the impact of natural hazards. Governments can prioritize actions based on informed decisions about the level of risk to reduce the risks from disasters. Public investments, such as early-warning systems, retrofitting of critical infrastructure at risk, and mainstreaming systematic risk assessments into relevant public investment planning processes, can help to reduce poverty and promote sustainable economic growth. The World Bank supports countries around the world in mainstreaming a comprehensive and integrated approach to disaster risk management into development. The World Bank provides analytical and advisory services, helps to build climate and disaster resilience into core investments across sectors, and offers unique financial solutions to better manage the contingent fiscal risks from disasters.

Strategic Environmental Assessment For Policies

Author : Kulsum Ahmed
ISBN : 0821367633
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 89. 18 MB
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Environmentally and socially sustainable policies are essential for good governance. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is the key tool for integrating environmental considerations into policies, programs and plans. This book focuses on SEA applied to policies. Through lessons learned from previous use of SEA on policies, it draws lessons on the strengths and weaknesses of current SEA methodology. It then goes on to analyze how policies are formulated and implemented and proposes a new conceptual framework for conducting SEA of policies thatpotentially could be more useful in influencing decision makers to integrate environmental sustainability considerations into policy formulation and implementation.

Policy Walking

Author : John A. Calhoun
ISBN : 0997292245
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 89. 40 MB
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Policy Walking: Lighting Paths to Safer Communities, Stronger Families & Thriving Youth by author, speaker, and policy advocate John A. Calhoun is the moving culmination of a lifelong career spent restoring fragile communities, pulling youth back from the edge, supporting vulnerable children and their families, and helping build communities that don’t produce crime. Heartwarming and inspiring, Policy Walking weaves the wisdom of years on the path with stories and profiles of compelling courageous, and memorable "walkers" met along the way. Calhoun not only chronicles his own "policy walk," but also highlights the pressing policy issues confronting communities today and the dedicated individuals who walk with those policies in communities all across the country. With insights into leadership and key lessons learned, Calhoun shares human stories of the creative preventative programs and approaches that strengthen communities, families, and youth. A must-read for social science, criminal justice, and theology students, those in the midst of this important work at all levels will see themselves in the pages and raw emotion of this both timely and timeless book. This practical guide will leave readers inspired, motivated, and encouraged to start their walk, stay on the path, and follow the guiding light of this illuminating collection of hope and transformation. TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface - Do We Know What Sets Us On Our Path? Introduction - Why I Wrote this Book Chapter 1 - "Hey, Loved One” Chapter 2 - Nurse-Family Partnership: Changing Futures Two at a Time Chapter 3 - From Trauma to Triumph: Becoming a Man and Working on Womanhood Chapter 4 - The Overlooked Partner: Youth as Resources Chapter 5 - Aiming Policy at Reducing Gun Violence: It Starts Closest to the Pain Chapter 6 - Skills + Service + Leadership + Love = YouthBuild’s Stunning Success Chapter 7 - Community Renewal: Changing Norms & Building Resilient Communities Chapter 8 - Faith in Action Chapter 9 - Community Trust and the "New” Policing Chapter 10 - Welcome Home? The Challenges of Jail to Job Chapter 11 - Comprehensive Strategies: All are Affected, All Must Play a Part Chapter 12 - Do We Really Know the Children? The Case for Data Sharing Chapter 13 - Restorer of the Streets: 8 Lessons from My Policy Walk Chapter 14 - Leadership Chapter 15 - Engaging the Philanthropic and Business Communities as Partners Chapter 16 - Glossary of the Walk: The Words that Keep Us on the Path Chapter 17 - Pain Must Not Be Wasted Acknowledgements About the Author

Bicycling Magazine S Complete Book Of Road Cycling Skills

Author : Ed Pavelka
ISBN : 0875964869
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 44. 16 MB
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Provides advice on equipment and skills, including tips on how to prevent injury and convert a mountain bike into a road bike

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