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SeminarRicardo Santos presents on vulnerability to natural shocks in Mozambique
On 3 April, Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, will give a presentation at a seminar at the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning ( CEDIL ) on ‘Vulnerability to Natural Shocks: Assessing the Short-Term Impact of...
SeminarVincenzo Salvucci presents at the Inclusive Growth in Mozambique 2019 seminar series
Vincenzo Salvucci, a researcher from the University of Copenhagen, will present a seminar on 13 March 2019 at the Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo. The seminar is titled Vulnerabilidade às Calamidades Naturais: Avaliação do...
VideoAgriculture Adaptation Options
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 5.3Natural disasters Financial crisis Agriculture
VideoClimate Change and Human Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.1Political economy Natural disasters Climate change
Conference on Climate Change and Development Policy - Parallel 6.2Households Natural disasters Credit
Journal ArticleRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Economics of climate change impacts on developing countriesClimatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Working PaperPublic Disclosure for Pollution Abatement: African Decision-makers in a PROPER Public Good Experiment
A linear public good experiment has been employed to investigate strategic behaviour in pollution abatement among African climate decision-makers...Group decision making Hazardous wastes Natural disasters
Working PaperCost and Impact Analysis of Sea Level Rise on Coastal Vietnam
The Development under Climate Change research effort provides a basis for determining quantitative impacts on infrastructure from climate change. This paper provides results of an analysis of sea level rise impacts on road infrastructure in Vietnam...Climatic changes Environment Natural disasters
Research BriefAid Failures in Haiti: Exploring the Fatal Flaw
Aid to Haiti has not been effective due to failure of the country’s political and economic elites to participate and assist in the development process...Economic assistance and foreign aid Natural disasters
Working PaperEnvironmental and Climate Finance in a New World: How Past Environmental Aid Allocation Impacts Future Climate Aid
In this paper we update previous work that categorizes foreign aid projects in terms of their likely impact on the natural environment...Climatic changes Cost effectiveness Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperForeign Aid and the Failure of State Building in Haiti Under the Duvaliers, Aristide, Préval, and Martelly
After receiving at least US$20 billion in aid for reconstruction and development over the past 60 years, Haiti has been and remains a fragile state, one of the worse globally...Economic assistance and foreign aid Elite (Social sciences) Government accountability
Working PaperAssessing the Risk of Cyclone-Induced Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise in Mozambique
This article considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the port cities of Maputo and Beira in Mozambique...Climatic changes Econometric models (Economic development) Macroeconomics
Working PaperRisks of Coastal Storm Surge and the Effect of Sea Level Rise in the Red River Delta, Vietnam
This paper considers the impact of sea level rise and storm surge on the Red River delta region of Vietnam an area already known to be highly vulnerable to coastal risks...Climatic changes Environment Natural disasters
BookUnderstanding Small-Island Developing States: Fragility and External Shocks
Small island developing states (SIDS) are characterised by high economic, geographical and social vulnerability...Conflict management Economic assistance and foreign aid International trade
BlogClimate Change Adds to Risks in North Africa
Imed Drine The climate change threat North Africa is going through a turbulent year...Agriculture Climatic changes Economic development