Economics of Natural Disasters: A study of selected SAARC countries 1973 to 2011
Author: Zahid Ullah

Natural disasters are generally defined as the rapid or instantaneous impact of the natural environment upon the socio-economic systems. More specifically this phenomenon is described by Turner (1970) as “a natural event, concentrated in time and space whi ch threatens the society or a relatively self-sufficient subdivision of a society with major unwanted consequences as a result of the collapse of precaution which had previously been culturally accepted as tolerable”. The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), defines a disaster as an event which challenge the local capacity or necessitate an appeal for external assistance. A natural event to be entered into the disaster database if it fulfills at least one of the following condition as; (1) At least 10 people or more people registered as dead, (2) 100 people or more reported affected, (3) Declaration of emergency in the affected region, or (4) A request for the international assistance issued Supervisor:- Dr. G.M Arif Supervisor:- Dr. G.M Arif

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Keywords : Natural Resource, Natural Resource Economics, SAARC Countries
Supervisor: Ghulam Muhammad Arif

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