Aug 2012
Author(s): Becerra, Oscar; Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Noy, Ilan
This paper examines Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the aftermath of large natural disasters between 1970 and 2008. Using an event-study approach, the paper finds that while the median…
Feb 2010
Author(s): Cavallo, Eduardo A.; Powell, Andrew; Becerra, Oscar
This paper uses simple regression techniques to make an initial assessment of the monetary damages caused by the January 12, 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti. Damages are estimated for a disaster…
Feb 2005
Author(s): Keipi, Kari; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Bastidas, Pedro
En las últimas décadas, la vulnerabilidad a los impactos de las amenazas naturales ha aumentado dramáticamente en América Latina y el Caribe. Los desastres ponen en evidencia la vulnerabilidad de los…
Mar 2000
Author(s): Clarke, Caroline; Charvériat, Céline; Mora-Castro, Sergio; Collins, Michael; Keipi, Kari
This report provides an overview of the current state of affairs regarding capacity to cope with natural disasters in the region, an analysis of what needs to be done, and a plan of action with…