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Hazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters (English)

The World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group examined the World Bank's experience in disaster prevention and response over the past 20 years and found that the scale of Bank operations has grown over the period. The report found that the Bank has demonstrated considerable flexibility in its approach, but actions have tended to be more reactive than proactive, with disaster response taking more of the focus that preventative measures.

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  • Author

    Parker, Ronald Steven

  • Document Date

    2006/06/15

  • Document Type

    Publication

  • Report Number

    36615

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2006/06/29

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Hazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters

  • Keywords

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Parker, Ronald Steven

Hazards of nature, risks to development : an IEG evaluation of World Bank assistance for natural disasters (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/396321468161661084/Hazards-of-nature-risks-to-development-an-IEG-evaluation-of-World-Bank-assistance-for-natural-disasters