Knowledge Note

Nigeria often experiences heavy flooding. However, the size and frequency of these disasters and the resulting effects on residents and infrastructure are intensifying. In the aftermath, a comprehensive assessment of both the immediate damages to communities and the longterm impact on the economy was urgently needed. The PDNA team undertook an in-depth analysis of the repercussions of the floods for the most affected states, which revealed an impact of 1.4% on GDP.

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