ADB Economics Working Paper Series
Climate-Related Disasters in Asia and the Pacific
Vinod Thomas, Jose Ramon G. Albert,and Rosa T. PerezNo. 358 July 2013
Vinod Thomas is Director-General of IndependentEvaluation at the Asian Development Bank, Jose RamonG. Albert is Secretary General of the Philippine NationalStatistical Coordination Board, and Rosa T. Perez isSenior Research Fellow of the Manila Observatory. The authors are grateful to the Centre for Research onthe Epidemiology of Disasters and to the ManilaObservatory for collaboration and data support;Cameron Hepburn and Hina Choksy for a peer reviewand revision of the paper; Ramon Lopez, DebaratiGuha-Sapir, Geoffrey Ducanes, and P.V. Srinivasan fortheir close collaboration and inputs;Robert Brakenridge, Philip Keefer, Kelly Levin, andEric Neumayer for their detailed suggestions; andKen Chomitz, Walter Kolkma, Valerie Reppelin-Hill,Alan Rodger, Suphachol Suphachalasasai,Eva Terberger, Vankina B. Tulasidhar, Tomoo Ueda, andAnbumozhi Venkatachalam for comments; and RuthFrancisco provided valuable assistance.