The Reallocation of District-Level Spending and Natural Disasters

This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The results reveal that district government spending is quite sensitive to the incidence of natural disasters at the local level. In the case of floods, districts reallocate spending away from the category of general administration to sectors such as health and infrastructure. Moreover, volcanic eruptions seem to lead to less investment in durable assets both in the year of the disaster as well as the following year. Overall, these results highlight the potentially useful role of a national disaster risk financing insurance program toward maintaining a relatively stable level of district-level spending in different sectors.

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Main Authors: Strobl, Eric, Skoufias, Emmanuel, Tveit, Thomas
Format: Working Paper biblioteca
Language:English
Published: World Bank, Washington, DC 2018-03
Subjects:DISASTER RISK FINANCE, NATURAL DISASTER, DAMAGE INDEX, PUBLIC FINANCE, TOURISM, PUBLIC EXPENDITURE, RISK MANAGEMENT,
Online Access:http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/837261520342513596/The-reallocation-of-district-level-spending-and-natural-disasters-evidence-from-Indonesia
https://hdl.handle.net/10986/29425
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spelling dig-okr-10986294252024-06-23T07:47:15Z The Reallocation of District-Level Spending and Natural Disasters Evidence from Indonesia Strobl, Eric Skoufias, Emmanuel Tveit, Thomas DISASTER RISK FINANCE NATURAL DISASTER DAMAGE INDEX PUBLIC FINANCE TOURISM PUBLIC EXPENDITURE RISK MANAGEMENT This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The results reveal that district government spending is quite sensitive to the incidence of natural disasters at the local level. In the case of floods, districts reallocate spending away from the category of general administration to sectors such as health and infrastructure. Moreover, volcanic eruptions seem to lead to less investment in durable assets both in the year of the disaster as well as the following year. Overall, these results highlight the potentially useful role of a national disaster risk financing insurance program toward maintaining a relatively stable level of district-level spending in different sectors. 2018-03-06T17:54:52Z 2018-03-06T17:54:52Z 2018-03 Working Paper Document de travail Documento de trabajo http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/837261520342513596/The-reallocation-of-district-level-spending-and-natural-disasters-evidence-from-Indonesia https://hdl.handle.net/10986/29425 English Policy Research Working Paper;No. 8359 CC BY 3.0 IGO http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo World Bank application/pdf text/plain World Bank, Washington, DC
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Strobl, Eric
Skoufias, Emmanuel
Tveit, Thomas
The Reallocation of District-Level Spending and Natural Disasters
description This paper combines district-level government spending data from Indonesia and natural disaster damage indices to analyze the extent to which districts are forced to reallocate their expenditures across categories after the incidence of floods, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The results reveal that district government spending is quite sensitive to the incidence of natural disasters at the local level. In the case of floods, districts reallocate spending away from the category of general administration to sectors such as health and infrastructure. Moreover, volcanic eruptions seem to lead to less investment in durable assets both in the year of the disaster as well as the following year. Overall, these results highlight the potentially useful role of a national disaster risk financing insurance program toward maintaining a relatively stable level of district-level spending in different sectors.
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