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Assessing the financial vulnerability to climate-related natural hazards (English)

National governments are key actors in managing the impacts of extreme weather events, yet many highly exposed developing countries -- faced with exhausted tax bases, high levels of indebtedness, and limited donor assistance -- have been unable to raise sufficient and timely capital to replace or repair damaged infrastructure and restore livelihoods after major disasters. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5232 MAR 01, 2010

Mechler, Reinhard; Hochrainer, Stefan; Pflug, Georg; Lotsch, Alexander; Williges, Keith Disclosed

Assessing the macroeconomic impacts of natural disasters : are there any ? (English)

There is an ongoing debate on whether disasters cause significant macroeconomic impacts and are truly a potential impediment to economic development. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4968 JUN 01, 2009

Hochrainer, Stefan Disclosed

Investigating the Impact of climate change on the robustness of index-based microinsurance in Malawi (English)

This analysis explores the potential impact of climate change on the viability of the Malawi weather insurance program making use of scenarios of climate change-induced variations in rainfall patterns. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4631 MAY 01, 2008

Hochrainer, S.; Mechler, R.; Pflug, G.; Lotsch, A. Disclosed