WP3 - Empirical impact assessment of climate-related disasters on the household level

In WP3 we analyze how households in low-income countries are impacted by climate-related shocks and extreme events.

For that, we combine multiple rounds of large household surveys to identify which shocks households report as problematic, and combine this information with spatial information on key risk indicators. In selecting the case study countries, we analyse a diverse set of climate related shocks such as droughts and floods and cyclones.

Focus countries are Nigeria, Malawi, the Philippines.

Controlling for household characteristics such as wealth, education, gender and health, we analyse the impact of these shocks on household well-being and coping capabilities across different population groups. Combining multiple years of household-level data for a particular country allows us to better capture trends and dynamics over time, also social and non-economic ones (e.g., education and health effects). Using the results from WP1 on future climate risks, we work on providing estimates of future impacts on household well-being for differing policy scenarios for each of the selected countries.

Ultimately, in comparing results across case study countries, we hope to gain key insights into common climate impact patterns for households.