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Wading Out the Storm : The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability, and Resilience to Floods in Dar es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam's economy and infrastructure suffers from frequent and severe flooding, and the situation will get worse in the absence of major interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 142251 SEP 01, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Hallegatte,Stephane Swahili Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm : The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability, and Resilience to Floods in Dar es Salaam (Swahili)

Dar es Salaam's economy and infrastructure suffers from frequent and severe flooding, and the situation will get worse in the absence of major interventions. ... See More +

Working Paper 142251 SEP 01, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Hallegatte,Stephane English Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm: The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. The focus of this paper is on the role of poverty in the impact of floods on households, focusing on both direct (damage to or loss of assets or property) and indirect (losses involving health, infrastructure, labor, and education) impacts using household survey data. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8976 AUG 12, 2019

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Tariverdi,Mersedeh; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Chen,Xiaomeng; Vincent,Rose Camille; Malgioglio,Silvia; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Hallegatte,Stephane; Yoshida,Nobuo Disclosed

Wading Out the Storm : The Role of Poverty in Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Dar Es Salaam (English)

Dar es Salaam is frequently affected by severe flooding causing destruction and impeding daily life of its 4.5 million inhabitants. In this context, a better understanding of current flood risks and consequences on the livelihoods and well-being of the population is highly policy relevant. ... See More +

Report 140351 JUL 24, 2019

Hallegatte,Stephane; Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice Disclosed

Infrastructure Disruptions : How Instability Breeds Household Vulnerability (English)

This review examines the literature on the welfare impacts of infrastructure disruptions. There is widespread evidence that households suffer from the consequences of a lack of infrastructure reliability, and that being connected to the grid is not sufficient to close the infrastructure gap. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8902 JUN 18, 2019

Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Rozenberg,Julie; Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Avner,Paolo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

The road to recovery : the role of poverty in the exposure, vulnerability and resilience to floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?") ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8469 JUN 07, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed

The Road to Recovery the Role of Poverty in the Exposure, Vulnerability and Resilience to Floods in Accra (English)

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure (Who was affected?) ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 129594 JUN 01, 2018

Erman,Alvina Elisabeth; Motte,Elliot Gaston; Goyal,Radhika; Asare,Akosua Boahemaa; Takamatsu,Shinya; Chen,Xiaomeng; Malgioglio,Silvia; Skinner,Alexander; Yoshida,Nobuo; Hallegatte,Stephane Disclosed