Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes
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Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes

Dramatic events, such as the earthquake that struck China’s Sichuan Province in 2008 and the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the United States in 2005, have brought the financial management of catastrophic risks once again to the forefront of the public policy agenda globally. To address these issues and develop sound policies, the OECD has established an International Network on the Financial Management of Large-Scale Catastrophes. This publication supports the ongoing activities of the Network.

This book contains three reports focusing on different institutional approaches to the financial management of large-scale catastrophes in selected OECD and non-OECD countries, the role of risk mitigation and insurance in reducing the impact of natural disasters, and the importance of strategic leadership in the management of non-conventional crises.

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Publication Date :
05 Sep 2008
DOI :
10.1787/9789264041516-en
 
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Author(s):
Alberto Monti
Pages :
11–14
DOI :
10.1787/9789264041516-2-en

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This section of the publication provides a comparative review and stocktaking of different policy strategies and institutional approaches to the financial management of large-scale disasters in selected OECD and nonmember Asian countries drawing, inter alia, from the results of data collection activities pursued by the OECD in the recent years under the aegis of the Network project.