Disaster Risk Management: Taking Lessons from Evaluation

In November 2006 the World Bank, the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) held a conference in Paris to discuss recent disaster operations of multilateral and bilateral development aid institutions and NGOs, highlighting aspects that would facilitate institutional change and improve practices. The conference and roundtable discussion was the first time ever that evaluators joined togetherto discuss the evaluation of natural disaster risk management. In addition, disaster risk managers from different organizations who were on the receiving end of the evaluations were also invited to participate. Their feedback and analysis of how the evaluations had changed their institutions was an important contribution to the conference.

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: 

2008