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The Impact of drought on sub-Saharan African economies: A preliminary examination

Working papers

This paper is part of an on-going study by ODI on 'The Impact of Drought on Sub-Saharan African Economies and Options for the Mitigation of Such Impacts by National Governments and the International Community'.

Whereas the physical aspects of drought, agricultural impacts, government and donor responses as well as household, coping and survival strategies in the event of drought have been well studied, there has been little research on either the non-agricultural or economy-wide macro-economic impacts in sub-Saharan Africa. This Working Paper reports provisional findings of an ODI study intended to fill this gap.

Charlotte Benson, Edward Clay