Disasters, Climate Change and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons and Directions

This paper explores the links among natural disasters, climate change and economic development, and attempts to outline a framework for considering these links. The paper summarises the limited knowledge of the long-term economic impact of natural disasters. Drawing links among disasters, resource m...

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Volume: 17
Main Author: Chhibber, Ajay
Laajaj, Rachid
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: Oxford University Press 2008
published in: Journal of African economies Vol. 17; no. suppl-2; pp. ii7 - ii49
Data of publication: 2008
ISSN: 0963-8024
EISSN: 1464-3723
Alternate Title: AFRICAN ECONOMIC RESEARCH CONSORTIUM: Plenary Session December 2006
Discipline: Economics
History & Archaeology
Bibliography: The authors are respectively Director and Consultant at the Independent Evaluation Group at the World Bank. The authors are grateful to Ronald Parker, Kristin Little and Kenneth Chomitz for thoughtful comments on this paper, and to Betty Bain and Yezena Yimer for their assistance in preparing this paper. The authors are also grateful for comments received from Dr Olu Ajakaiye and participants at the AERC plenary session.
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