Several studies have looked at the reconstruction process after major disasters over the past several decades. Here are the lessons learned.
Cyclone Idai, Mozambique, aftermath, 15-16 March 2019. © Denis Onyodi/IFRC/DRK/Climate Centre

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Oil prices will moderate from their current highs and be lower on average in 2019 than in 2018 on slower-than-expected global growth and rising non-OPEC production, according to our latest Commodity Markets Outlook. Metal, agriculture prices are on track to stage a partial recovery, with momentum likely to pick up in 2020. Here's the Commodity Markets Outlook in six charts. Explore the Data.



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