Report on cost benefit case studies for DRR conducted by the Institute for Social and Environmental Transition.
Guide to participatory recovery planning. Useful points include the notion of "thinking big", exploring multiple options for driving recovery, and identifying the "recovery value" for each option.
Benefit-cost analyses of disaster risk reduction (DRR) projects are an important tool for evaluating the efficiency of such projects, and an important input into decision making. These analyses, however, often fail to monetize the benefits of reduced death and injury. The authors review the literature on valuing reduced death and injury, and suggest methods for calculating order-of-magnitude estimates of these benefits. Because few empirical estimates of the Value of a Statistical Life (VSL) are available for developing countries, methods for transferring estimates from high income to middle and low income countries are reviewed. The authors suggest using the range of values implied by an income elasticity of 1.0 and an elasticity of 1.5. W
A paper from the humanitarian Practice Netowrk at ODI looking at cost benefit analysis of two disaster mitigation and preparedness (DMP) interventions in India.
A scoping study of the methodologies for assessing natural hazard risks and the net benefits of mitigation.