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Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines

Disquiet on the Weather Front. The Welfare Impacts of Climatic Variability in the Rural Philippines
  • World Bank. August 2013
  • This paper carries out an analysis of the welfare impacts of climatic variability in the rural areas of the Philippines. One of the main objectives of this study is to quantify the extent to which unusual or erratic weather has any negative impacts on the welfare of Filipino households. Erratic weather may affect agricultural productivity which, depending on how effective was the portfolio of ex ante and ex post risk management strategies employed, may translate into reduced income and reduced food availability at the household level.
  • Geographical coverage: Asia, Pacific Islands, Philippines
  • Main themes: Climate change, Economic impact, Meteorology, Rural areas
  • Main target audience: Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Impact evaluation
  • Type of resource: Impact study
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Published in 2015