Risk, Shocks, and Human Development

On the Brink

  • Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva
  • Papa A. Seck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Papa A. Seck
      Pages 1-12
  3. Conceptual Framework

  4. Empirical Evidence

  5. Behavioral and Policy Responses

  6. Conclusion: Exploring the Interface between Private Mechanisms and Public Policies: A Challenge for Research

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 379-385

About this book


Sudden negative events are part of life, but some are more disastrous than others. This book analyzes the consequences of sudden negative shocks in the short and long term well being of people and how the policies implemented before, during and in the immediate aftermath of the event could help prevent these long lasting effects.


China development migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva
    • 1
  • Papa A. Seck
    • 2
  1. 1.Human Development Report Office of UNDPUSA
  2. 2.UNDP’s Human Development Report OfficeUSA

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