Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Research article
13 Apr 2015
Research article |  | 13 Apr 2015

The structure of disaster resilience: a framework for simulations and policy recommendations

J. H. Y. Edwards


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Short summary
Resilience to disaster is best understood as a multilevel process that involves individuals, families, NGOs, the private sector, and several layers of government. I describe this system, model it, and point out that it is currently uncoordinated. I then scour the literature on the economics of disaster for evidence of what works. I end by proposing a coordinated multilayer world system for disaster resilience and illustrate how it might work with examples of financial resilience to disaster.
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