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Reported disaster losses have risen rapidly over the last few decades, triggering a growing awareness of the potential damage caused by natural hazards. However, there is limited knowledge or understanding of their broader macroeconomic significance or the problems they pose for long-term development.
Drawing on evidence from Bangladesh, Dominica, and Malawi, 'Understanding the Economic and Financial Impacts of Natural Disasters' explores these macro-economic and development issues. The report examines the short and long-term economic and financial impacts of natural disasters, the factors that contribute to underlying sensitivities, and identifies opportunities for improving the economic management of risk and disasters as they unfold.
|Abbreviations and Acronyms|
|2||Disasters and the Macroeconomy||9|
|3||Public Finance and Disasters||29|
|4||Information on Natural Hazards and Disaster Reduction||43|
|5||Financing the Cost of Future Disasters||53|
|6||Findings of the Study and Implications for Policy and Research||61|
|App. A||Dominica: Natural Disasters and Economic Development in a Small Island State||69|
|App. B||Bangladesh: Disasters and Public Finance||79|
|App. C||Malawi and Southern Africa: Climatic Variability and Economic Performance||91|