Cost benefit analysis on Dzud-2010 disaster prevention grants programme in Mongolia
Keywords:Dzud, disaster management, disaster protection program, cost and benefit analysis
The Dzud, a climatic disaster which severely affects Mongolian herders, poses the most dangerous natural threat to the country’s rural economy. The negative impacts are loss of livestock (direct impact); human health, unemployment, poverty, migration (indirect impacts). Disaster Prevention Grants Programme funded by United Nations Development Programme to help with herders to reduce future Dzud vulnerability in Dundgobi, Uvurkhangai, Khovd province. This programme is beneficial for the herders on the basis of Cost Benefit Analysis methodology. The net present value of the project is 437.5 thousand dollars in seven years. We suggest that the herders should be prepared for the Dzud by preparing shelters, and hay harvest then these activities would generate more benefits of avoiding disaster damages than the costs.
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