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Nature, Socioeconomics and Adaptation to Natural Disasters. New Evidence from Floods

Nature, Socioeconomics and Adaptation to Natural Disasters. New Evidence from Floods
  • World Bank. June 2011
  • This Policy Research Working Paper analyzes the determinants of fatalities in 2,194 large flood events in 108 countries between 1985 and 2008. Given that socioeconomic factors can affect mortality right in the aftermath of a flood, but also indirectly by influencing flood frequency and magnitude, the paper distinguishes between direct and indirect effects of development on flood mortality.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Disasters, Economic impact, Environment, Floods, Information and data, Legal aspects
  • Main target audience: Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Capacity-building, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Indicators, Research study, Working paper
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Published in 2015