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Impacts of the financial crisis on health and poverty in Colombia, Jordan and Ethiopia 1

Impacts of the financial crisis on health and poverty in Colombia, Jordan and Ethiopia

As part of Global Pulse’s “Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Fund,” United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) conducted three case studies in Colombia, Jordan and Ethiopia with a focus on how the global economic crisis impacts health and poverty. In Jordan, while government expenditures to reproductive health services had not changed, focus group discussions indicated that …

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Impact of the financial crisis on primary schools, teachers and parents (RIVAF) 2

Impact of the financial crisis on primary schools, teachers and parents (RIVAF)

As part of UN Global Pulse’s “Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Fund,” UNESCO researched the implications of the global financial crisis on school conditions and resources by examining how primary schools, teachers and households adapt and cope with global crises. While there have been numerous studies on the effects of macroeconomic shocks on households and …

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A Visual Analytics Approach to Understanding Poverty Assessment through Disaster Impacts in Latin America and Africa 3

A Visual Analytics Approach to Understanding Poverty Assessment through Disaster Impacts in Latin America and Africa

As part of Global Pulse’s “Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Fund,” the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) undertook a project with the overall goal of better understanding how space-based information, reports, and quantitative data can aid in …

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RIVAF research: "Monitoring the impact of the global financial crisis on crime" 4

RIVAF research: “Monitoring the impact of the global financial crisis on crime”

As part of UN Global Pulse’s “Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Assessment Fund,” the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC) researched how crises may impact crime levels. More specifically, the analysis is an exploratory attempt to consider whether changes in specific crime types over time may be associated with economic changes as at least …

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Recovery from the Ground Up 6

Recovery from the Ground Up

The qualitative findings presented in this report reveal that even where countries have been resilient and are returning to growth, the day-to-day costs of the 2009 economic crisis have been high for many households. Furthermore, where immediate impacts appear not to have been severe, the ongoing erosion of resilience has the potential to damage longer-term …

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