Intense Climate-Related Natural Disasters in Asia and the Pacific

The frequency of intense floods and storms is increasing globally and in Asia and the Pacific amid the specter of climate change, pointing to the need for better mitigation and adaptation to natural disasters. What lessons have we learned so far about how we can better face this issue?
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The Independent Evaluation Department evaluates the policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) relating to organizational and operational effectiveness. It contributes to development effectiveness by providing feedback on performance and through evaluation lessons.

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Vulnerable Cities -- Waking Up to the Need for Urban Disaster Risk Management
At a seminar on urban disaster risk management, Vinod Thomas, Director General of the Indpendent Evaluation Department of the Asian Development Bank, talks about how countries must consider disaster risk management as a necessary investment to save people's lives and livelihoods, and promote sustainable development.

Evaluation Approach: ADB's Support for Natural Disasters
Tomoo Ueda of the Independent Evaluation at Asian Development Bank talks about the evaluation approach for the ongoing study on ADB's Support for Natural Disasters. The study explores the relevance of the disaster and emergency policy in the evolving context and the adequacy of ADB's response.

ADB Insight Thursday seminar: Natural Disasters and Climate Change
Vinod Thomas, Director General of Independent Evaluation at ADB, talks about the changing trends in climate related natural disasters, and the growing risk they pose to populations in different parts of Asia. Using evaluation lessons, he discusses the need to mainstream risk assessment in developing country growth strategies and donor support.

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