Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Natural Disasters, Trade and LDCs

This issue of Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides an overview of how natural disasters can exacerbate the trade and development challenges of LDCs. In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclones Idai and Kenneth, the focus is on Mozambique, a coastal LDC, and Malawi, a landlocked LDC surrounded by two other LDCs: Zambia to the west and Mozambique to the east.


Keywords: LDCs, trade, natural disasters, environment
JEL: F18: International Economics / Trade / Trade and Environment; R11: Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics / General Regional Economics / Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes; Q54: Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics / Environmental Economics / Climate; Natural Disasters and Their Management; Global Warming
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