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Costa Rica

Central America: The impact of hurricanes on poverty and the economy

27 Jul 2017, WB

World Bank studies looking at the impact of hurricanes at national levels in Central America show that economic loss is concentrated in the first year following the event. The results also show that post-disaster assessments could be misleading by not taking indirect impacts and cumulative effects into account.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Presidente
  • Phone:+506 22102844 / +506 221 028 41 +506 22102828 / +506 885 514 26


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Presidente
  • Phone:+506 22102844 / +506 221 028 41 +506 22102828 / +506 885 514 26
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