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Risks 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...

Climate change Environment Natural disasters
Book
Understanding 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
Blog
Climate Change Adds to Risks in North Africa
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Imed Drine The climate change threat North Africa is going through a turbulent year...

Agriculture Climate change Economic development
Working Paper
Climate Change Compounding Risks in North Africa

The impact of climate change on agriculture and poor groups’ livelihoods are one of the greatest potential threats to development and a key challenge in climate change agenda...

Agriculture Climate change Economic development
Book Chapter
Remittances in Small Island Developing States

From the book: Understanding Small-Island Developing States

Economic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Natural disasters
Blog
Surprises Ahead?

Tony Addison With six months remaining till the end of 2011, it’s time to take a peek into the near future. What can we expect? John Kenneth Galbraith once said that economic forecasting was invented to make astrology look respectable...

Agriculture Climate change Public debt
Blog
The Challenge of Small Island Developing States

Wim Naudé, Mark McGillivray and Amelia U...

Climate change Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Journal Article
Remittances in Small Island Developing States

Part of Journal Special Issue Fragility and Development in Small Island Developing States

Economic assistance and foreign aid Emigrant remittances Natural disasters
Blog
'La tè tranble nan peyi d'Ayiti': The Earth Trembles in Haiti
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Evans Jadotte On Tuesday January 12 2010, a 7.0 Richter scale earthquake, off the coast of Haiti destroyed its capital Port-au-Prince. It also razed the cities of Léogane, Petit-Goâve, Grand-Goâve, Jacmel, and Les Cayes...

Humanitarian assistance International agencies Natural disasters
Blog
Density and Disasters: Economics of Urban Hazard Risk

Somik V...

Infrastructure (Economics) Natural disasters Population
Blog
The Climate Change Challenge: Two Arguments for Acting Now
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Kemal Derviş The debate on climate change has evolved in recent years from being about whether climate change is a serious problem, towards being about when and how to address it...

Climate change Environmental policy Natural disasters
Book Chapter
Vulnerability of Small-Island Economies: The Impact of “Natural” Disasters in the Caribbean

From the book: Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Capital investments Trade and environment Macroeconomics
Book Chapter
Natural Disasters and Remittances: Poverty, Gender and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS

From the book: Vulnerability in Developing Countries

Emigrant remittances Households Natural disasters
Working Paper
Conflict, Disasters, and No Jobs: Reasons for International Migration from Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has the highest growth rate in net international migration in the world. The reasons for this migration are investigated in this paper...

Emigration and immigration Labour demand Natural disasters
Annual Lecture
The Climate Change Challenge

The world economy entered the 21st century expanding as rapidly as ever. Developing countries are now major drivers of global growth...

Climate change Natural disasters
Working Paper
Natural Disasters and Remittances: Exploring the Linkages between Poverty, Gender, and Disaster Vulnerability in Caribbean SIDS

This paper explores the linkages between poverty and disaster vulnerability in the context of remittance flows to households in the Caribbean. Jamaica is used as the case study country...

Emigrant remittances Households Natural disasters
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