Topic: Disaster and disaster management.
5) Evaluate the relationship between Disaster and Development. To what extent this relationship is significant to policy makers? Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question seeks to evaluate the relationship between development and disasters.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the relationship between development and disasters and its significance to policy makers.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences. You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief that Development schemes can both increase and decrease vulnerability. In the traditional approach to disasters, the attitude was that the disasters, especially natural ones, were an act of god and as such were beyond human control; accepting death and damage to property was part of the costs.
Discussion should include the following:
What is the relationship between disaster and development?
How is development linked with disaster?
What is development disaster management?
What is disaster development nexus?
Conclude with way forward.