Ricardo Santos presents IGM paper on Mozambique’s vulnerability to natural shocks in IEA World Congress 2021

On 30 June 2021, Ricardo Santos, UNU-WIDER Research Fellow, participates in the World Congress 2021 of the International Economic Association (IEA) by presenting an IGM paper on the vulnerability of Mozambique to natural shocks.

The paper is among four cutting edge papers focusing on shocks, in particular climatic shocks, and their impact on those vulnerable to poverty presented in a panel entitled ‘Shocks, coping strategies and vulnerability’.

The paper presented by Santos, entitled ‘Vulnerability to natural shocks. Assessing the short-term impact on consumption and poverty of the 2015 flood in Mozambique’ was published in the WIDER Working Paper series in 2019. By using a nationally representative household budget survey that was being carried out in the field in the beginning of 2015, the study assesses the short-term impact of the 2015 flood on household consumption and poverty levels in central-northern region of the country.

The 19th World Congress 2021 of the IEA ‘Equity, Sustainability and Prosperity in a Fractured World’ was originally scheduled to take place in-person in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 and takes place online on 2-6 July 2021.