ODI Logo ODI

Trending

What we do

Search

Newsletter

Follow ODI

Aftershocks: natural disaster risk and economic development policy

Briefing/policy papers

When and where should the 'dismal science' of economics give more attention to natural disasters? It is too soon to try to draw longer term lessons from the most recent, extreme and high profile events. So this briefing paper offers some provisional answers, drawing on the results of investigations at ODI on the economic and financial consequences of natural disasters in eight developing countries and droughts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Edward Clay, Charlotte Benson