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I am a PhD candidate in Economics at Nova School of Business and Economics in Lisbon, Portugal. I am affiliated with NOVAFRICA. My topics of interest are development, environmental and behavioral economics. I am also a consultant within the World Bank’s Urban, Disaster Risk Management, Resilience and Land Global Practice and previously worked as a consultant in the Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) unit at the World Bank.
New working paper
Accurate forecasts and risk information do not always bring about the desired preparedness actions from communities at risk of natural disasters. This paper provides evidence on the effectiveness of two video interventions aimed at increasing flood risk awareness and preparedness of households in a Mozambican coastal city. Awareness and the intention to prepare increase after watching the video in which public officials disseminate the information. The video featuring flood victims is less effective, but recent flooding experience matters for the results. Finally, I demonstrate that the information disseminates among neighbors.