Hazards of Nature, Risks to Development

"Hazards of Nature, Risks to Development: An IEG Evaluation of World Bank Assistance for Natural Disasters"

Posted: 2006 Aug 24.

"This report is the first ever assessment of World Bank assistance for natural disasters, and one of the most comprehensive reviews of disaster preparedness and response ever conducted. The report calls for new thinking that integrates predictable disaster risks into development programs. The report concludes that it is possible to anticipate where many natural disasters will strike, yet expresses concerns that the World Bank's disaster assistance efforts are underutilizing these vital lifesaving forecasts."

Material downloaded from http://www.worldbank.org/ieg/naturaldisasters/