Document / Publication

  • Do more with your content!Discover PreventionWeb Services
  • Bangladesh: disasters and public finance

    Email sent!

    An email has been sent to the email addresses provided, with a link to this content.

    Thank you for sharing!


Bangladesh: disasters and public finance

Source(s):  World Bank, the (WB)

Disaster risk management working paper series no. 6

Bangladesh is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Physical hazards that could potentially cause considerable loss of life and catastrophic physical damage and disruption to society and the national economy include exceptionally widespread riverine flooding, severe tropical cyclones and associated coastal storm surges, drought and earthquakes. In addition, rapid on-set flash flooding, tornadoes and riverbank erosion are frequent causes of more localized, but nevertheless intense human suffering and losses.

Because of Bangladesh’s large, densely settled population, low income and widespread poverty, the impacts of disasters have been the focus of considerable international attention and a substantial body of investigations from environmental, social and wider economic perspectives. However, this study is the first systematic investigation into the implications of disasters on the public finances in Bangladesh, apart from assessments of short-term impacts of individual events such as the extreme floods of 1998.

Add this content to your collection!

Enter an existing tag to add this content to one or more of your current collections. To start a new collection, enter a new tag below.

See My collections to name and share your collection
Back to search results to find more content to tag

Log in to add your tags
  • Bangladesh: disasters and public finance
  • Publication date 2002
  • Author(s) Benson, Charlotte; Clay, Edward
  • Number of pages 128 p.

Please note:Content is displayed as last posted by a PreventionWeb community member or editor. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of UNISDR PreventionWeb, or its sponsors. See our terms of use