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Bank Action Plan for Improving Disaster Risk Management
To manage disaster-related risk to the development effectiveness of our lending program in the following strategic areas: (i) country programming and portfolio management, (ii) Bank's policy, procedures and financial products, and (iii) an organizational structure that focuses on ex-ante risk reduction services. The plan also specifies the performance indicators for these steps.The resources requested from the JSF would be focused primarily on operationalizing the first strategic area of Bank Action. Specifically, for countries designated as "high risk," the regional departments of the Bank will evaluate the disaster risk in cooperation with the country and adjust country strategies and programming to strengthen the management of the risk and to protect the effectiveness of the Bank's portfolio. Beginning in year 1 of the Plan, 3 high risk countries annually (for a total of 9 countries) will benefit from:Country-specific risk evaluations and workshops: Together with the high risk countries, the Bank will undertake technical work, tailored to the needs of country programming, in order to evaluate (i) probable losses and consequences for country's macroeconomic performance and capacity to finance recovery/reconstruction; (ii) geographical areas and sectors at high risk that warrant priority intervention ("high consequence" sectors and assets that, in the case of their failure, have negative multiplier effects on development ¿ including, "critical infrastructure and lifelines" such as, schools/hospitals, airports/ports, water treatment plants and distribution lines, gas/oil lines, etc.); (iii) institutional capacity to manage risk. Financial instruments. In strategic area (ii) above, JSF resources would finance a working group process to explore the appropriate role for the Bank in sharing and hedging countries' catastrophe risk. Options include the Bank as captive insurer of its own risk, as facilitator in the provision of private risk management services, and the Bank as insurer of client risk. The accompanying studies will evaluate how potential financial products that may be offered by the Bank can provide hedge cover, reduce moral hazard and orient countries to adopt risk management commensurate with the scale of the problem they face. Expected outputs include studies and a white paper leading to recommendations for potential Bank financial instruments. Establish effective partnership to promote coordinated actions and mobilize resources to support countries' disaster risk management. The program will support a Japanese specialist to work with the Bank in the implementation of the Action Plan and, in particular, to facilitate the establishment of an effective partnership to promote coordinated actions and mobilize resources to support countries' development of adequate risk management capacity.

Project Detail

Country

Regional

Project Number

RS-T1120

Approval Date

August 10, 2005

Project Status

Closed

Project Type

Technical Cooperation

Sector

ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL DISASTERS

Subsector

INTEGRATED DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT

Lending Instrument

-

Lending Instrument Code

-

Modality

-

Facility Type

-

Environmental Classification

-

Total Cost

USD 720,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 0.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 720,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/JF-9349-RS Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Japan Special Fund Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/JF-9349-RS
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Japan Special Fund
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Other Documents
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-49002
Technical Note
TN-527 Status of Incorporation of Disaster Risk Management in National Public Investment Systems_Barbados and Tr [38970738].PDF
Sep. 18, 2014
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-35144
Technical Note
Estimación de la Amenaza y el Riesgo Probabilista por Huracán en Guatemala Incorporando el Impacto Asociado al C [38968971].PDF
Sep. 18, 2014
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-48905
Technical Note
Perfil de Riesgo de Desastres para Perú - Nota Técnica [38710905].PDF
Jul. 31, 2014
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1728116555-6812
Technical Note
Perfil de riesgo de desastres para Bolivia [38712104].PDF
Jul. 31, 2014
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-48879
Technical Note
Disaster Risk Profile for Jamaica [38646551].PDF
Apr. 02, 2014
English
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-10879
Evaluation
Perfil de riesgo de catastrofe de Jamaica [35444740].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-10877
Evaluation
Perfil de riesgo de catástrofe de Bolivia [35444734].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-10878
Evaluation
Perfil de riesgo de catastrofe de Guatemala [35444737].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
Implementation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-10880
Consultant/Firm Final Report
Perfil de riesgo de catastrofe de Peru [35444745].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
Preparation Phase
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-32
Plan of Operations
Plan de Operaciones [577597].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
Spanish
https://www.iadb.org/document.cfm?id=EZSHARE-1971713503-33
Plan of Operations
Plan of Operations [578697].PDF
Dec. 31, 1999
English

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