The impact of landslides on household income in tropical regions: a case study from the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda

Landslides affect millions of people worldwide, but theoretical and empirical studies on the impact of landslides on economic development remain scarce, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This study estimates the direct impact of landslides on household income and investigates the presence of specific risk sharing and mitigation strategies towards landslides in the Rwenzori mountains in Western Uganda.

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Bioeconomics Working Paper Series, Working Paper 2015/10. 

 

The impact of landslides on household income in tropical regions
https://ees.kuleuven.be/bioecon/working-paper-series/BioeconWP_2015_10.pdf

Are you sure you want to delete this "resource"?
This item will be deleted immediately. You cannot undo this action.

Related Resources

Case Study
12 May 2014
In Nepal, a successful community-based disaster preparedness (CBDP) programme has shown that, through increasing communities’ capacities, it is possible to reduce risks at the local level. This resource presents the intervention carried out by the ...
Tags: Case Study
Awareness material
26 May 2016
The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has developed a ‘Data Sculpture’ that they exhibited at the Understanding Risk Forum held in Venice in May 2016. The sculpture shows the history of water volume flows along the Mono river in Togo ...
Tags: Awareness material, Early Warning Systems, PAPE
Case Study
28 Jun 2018
The case studies show that real-time data systems can, in the right circumstances and with the right enabling conditions, enable adaptive management. In settings where there are no political or institutional constraints to adaptation—and where the ...
Tags: Case Study