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It Is Time to Factor Natural Disasters into Macroeconomic Scenarios


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  • Thomas, Vinod

    (World Bank)

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    Over the recent year, humanity has faced natural disasters of unprecedented magnitude and impact. However, governments and international aid organizations do not systematically plan for preventing and mitigating the effects of natural disasters, and macroeconomic scenarios seldom take into account the results of their increasing incidence, damages, and costs. Using evaluative lessons from the experience of the World Bank, this note highlights the urgent need to invest in climate change mitigation, disaster preparedness, early response, and postdisaster reconstruction.

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    Article provided by The World Bank in its journal Economic Premise.

    Volume (Year): (2011)
    Issue (Month): 52 (March)
    Pages: 1-4

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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:prmecp:ep52

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    Keywords: earthquake; climate change; mitigation; adaptation; flood; drought; development; developing countries; weather; World Bank; emergency planning;

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