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Disaster Deficit Index (DDI)
DDI and probable maximum loss in 50 years

DDI 50, 2000

L 50 (US$ millions) 2000

The figure shows the DDI and potential losses when faced with an event with 50 years of return period (18 percent probability of occurrence in ten years). In four of the countries studied, the macroeconomic impact would be considerable if this high probability event should occur. The potential losses are particularly high even though some countries have a greater economic resilience.

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