Public Expenditure Following Disasters

This paper focuses on the impact of disasters on public expenditures, and how this impact might be valued

Abstract

This paper focuses on the impact of disasters on public expenditures, and how this impact might be valued. The impact may involve changes in the composition of spending, concurrently and over time.

It may also involve changes in the level of spending and the profile of this over time. In the latter case, the associated financing must also be taken into account. The changes of interest are those that would take place under a given sovereign disaster risk financing and insurance strategy, as opposed to what would take place otherwise. The paper concludes with some suggestions toward an operational framework for addressing these questions.

This paper received financial support from the Department for International Development’s Humanitarian Innovation and Evidence Programme (HIEP) Sovereign Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance Project

Citation

Bevan, D. ; Cook, S. ; Public Expenditure Following Disasters. Policy Research Working Paper;No. 7355. World Bank, Washington, DC. © World Bank. https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22240 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO. (2015)

Public Expenditure Following Disaster

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