United States Institute of Peace

International Network for Economics and Conflict

Natural Disasters

Migration as a Tool for Disaster Recovery: A Case Study on U.S. Policy Options for Post-Earthquake Haiti

Allowing victims of natural disaster to migrate can play a critical role in the recovery of the affected country, but the United States has no system that allows for this type of assistance. Victims of natural disasters do not qualify as refugees under U.S. or international law, and migration policies toward those fleeing disasters are haphazard and tightly constrained. This paper explores the legal means by which this could change to make migration an inexpensive tool among many for post-disaster assistance.

Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific

This report describes the findings of a research project examining ‘The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific’.

Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific

This report describes the findings of a research project examining ‘The Economic Impact of Natural Disasters on Development in the Pacific’.

Microfinance in Post-Disaster and Post-Conflict Situations: Turning Victims in Shareholders

This paper seeks to study the role of member-owned institutions in the provision of the reparations for victims of human rights abuses or reconstruction in post-conflict and post-disaster situations.

Managing Post-Disaster Reconstruction Finance: International Experience in Public Financial Management

This paper identifies options and lessons for managing post-disaster reconstruction finance in three key areas and also compares the challenges posed by post-conflict versus post-natural disaster public financial management.

Job Creation in Postconflict Societies

This paper discusses the main justifications for job creation projects after serious conflict or natural disaster.

Market Development in Crisis-Affected Environments

This paper contains case studies on market development projects in conflict and crisis-affected environments. Using information drawn from 13 case studies in a variety of countries, the paper outlines the challenges of adapting market development programs to these environments. It ends with a lessons learned section covering: timing, effectiveness, funding, market assessments, grants, importance of political economy, and capacity building.