Aug 2014
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
In 2012 the Inter-American Development Bank developed a methodology to assess the status of and progress in the incorporation of disaster risk management (DRM) in the national public investment…
Mar 2014
Author(s): Ruprah, Inder J.; Melgarejo, Karl Alexander; Sierra, Ricardo
This report addresses several critical questions regarding Caribbean nations. Does size matter for economic growth and volatility? To what degree has Caribbean economic growth been inferior to that…
Dec 2012
Author(s): Dixon, John A.
Development projects have a wider set of impacts than just direct project outputs. A hydropower dam, for example, produces electricity but also disrupts river flows and may affect biodiversity and…
Oct 2012
Author(s): Simpson, Murray; Mercer Clarke, Colleen S.L.; Clarke, John D.; Scott, Daniel; Clarke, Alexander J.
Bank investments in tourism and other coastal development projects have been on the rise, generating an interest in the development of instruments and tools that would more effectively inform Bank…
Sep 2010
Author(s): Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB's Indicators of Disaster Risk and Risk Management allow countries to better assess countries' disaster risk, serving as a useful guide for policymaking and government actions to…
Jul 2005
Author(s): Cardona, Omar D.
This report describes the application in 12 countries of a system of four indicators that measure the potential impact of natural hazards, the key element of those countries' vulnerability, and…