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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.



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