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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

Candle in The Wind ? Energy System Resilience to Natural Shocks (English)

This study finds that natural shocks -- storms in particular -- are a significant and often leading cause for power supply disruptions. This finding is based on 20 years of high frequency (i.e. daily) data on power outages and climate variables in 28 countries -- Bangladesh, the United States and 26 European countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8897 JUN 17, 2019

Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice; Kornejew,Martin Gunter Michail Disclosed

Underutilized Potential : The Business Costs of Unreliable Infrastructure in Developing Countries (English)

This study constructs a microdata set of about 143,000 firms to estimate the monetary costs of infrastructure disruptions in 137 low- and middle-income countries, representing 78 percent of the world population and 80 percent of the GDP of low- and -middle-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8899 JUN 17, 2019

Maruyama Rentschler,Jun Erik; Kornejew,Martin Gunter Michail; Hallegatte,Stephane; Braese,Johannes Michael; Obolensky,Marguerite Anne Beatrice Disclosed