Development Actions and the Rising Incidence of Disasters

This Evaluation Brief brings attention to World Bank investments at risk. It alerts task managers to increases in the number and severity of flood and windstorm disasters resulting from environmental degradation, population pressure in coastal areas and mega-cities, and the possible effects of climate change. In particular, the report analyzes the potential risks to investments in roads, ports, storm sewers, and embankments on the one hand, and highlights actions undertaken to preserve and restore wetlands and forests on the other. Finally the report develops a set of findings to be taken into account when preparing projects in countries likely to be affected by these types of disasters.

Area of Evaluation: 

Adaptation

Thematic Cluster: 

Adaptation

Theme of Evaluation: 

Disaster risk reduction

GEF Funding: 

No

Level of Evaluation: 

Global

Region: 

Global

Type of Evaluation: 

Special Evaluation Study

Institution: 

World Bank

Evaluation Author: 

Independent Evaluation Group

Year of Evaluation: 

2007