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Case study Guatemala: The combined effect of crises and drought

The RIVAF-project had a special focus on the impact of the GEC as detected through impacts related to disasters.

Case study Guatemala: The effect of previous crises

Two international crises before the Global Economic Crisis triggered effects that were detected at the national and local levels.

Case study Guatemala: The impact of the GEC

The project aimed to assess the impact of the GEC on livelihoods, poverty, vulnerability and disasters in Guatemala, and the effects of such impacts in increasing vulnerability and disasters.

Factors affecting poverty, livelihoods and vulnerability

Based on the hypothesis that the GEC negatively affected livelihoods, increased poverty conditions and subsequently increased vulnerability to natural disasters; an ontology was developed to link t

The RIVAF project: Understanding Poverty Assessment through Disaster Impacts


The UN-SPIDER programme aims at providing universal access to all countries and all relevant international and regional organizations to all types of space-based information and services relevant t

July 2011

Issue Date: 
Fri, 05/08/2011

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Examining the effects of the Global Economic Crisis on poverty through natural disasters impacts - An overview of the UNOOSA RIVAF Project

Brian Tomaszewski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Information Sciences & Technologies, Rochester Institute of Technology