This paper reviews the different kinds of publicly available data on human and economic losses from large and small disasters as well as on health impacts of everyday hazards to assess the quality and breadth of information available for urban areas. The findings reveal emergent information about disaster losses in urban areas generated by the DesInventar methodology, but the quantity of data and the coverage of disaster events is not enough to make robust conclusions for a particular city.
There is also a working paper on this research. These outputs from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme
Osuteye, E.,Johnson, C. and Brown, D., 2017. The Data Gap: An analysis of data availability on disaster losses in sub-Saharan African Cities, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. Volume 26, December 2017, Pages 24-33 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.026.