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The Impact of Drought on Sub-Saharan African Economies. A Preliminary Examination

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  • Benson, C.
  • Clay, E.

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Although the physical aspects and agrocultural impacts of drought and government and donor responses as well as household coping and survival strategies in the event of drought have been well studied, little research has occurred on either its nonagricultural or economywide macroeconomic impacts in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study intended as a contribution to filling this gap.

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  • Benson, C. & Clay, E., 1998. "The Impact of Drought on Sub-Saharan African Economies. A Preliminary Examination," Papers 401, World Bank - Technical Papers.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobate:401
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    6. Bowen, Alex & Cochrane, Sarah & Fankhauser, Samuel, 2012. "Climate change, adaptation and economic growth," LSE Research Online Documents on Economics 39939, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
    7. Freire-González, Jaume & Decker, Christopher & Hall, Jim W., 2017. "The Economic Impacts of Droughts: A Framework for Analysis," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 132(C), pages 196-204.
    8. Céline Charvériat, 2000. "Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Overview of Risk," IDB Publications (Working Papers) 1804, Inter-American Development Bank.
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    Keywords

    DROUGHT ; AGRICULTURE ; CLIMATE ; AFRICA;

    JEL classification:

    • Q15 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Land Ownership and Tenure; Land Reform; Land Use; Irrigation; Agriculture and Environment
    • Q25 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Water

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