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Horizontal Adaptable Program Lending : Assessing Suitability for Risk Management of Natural and Climate-induced Hazards in Pacific Island Countries

dc.contributor.author World Bank
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-14T21:42:22Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-14T21:42:22Z
dc.date.issued 2009-06
dc.description.abstract The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are highly vulnerable to natural and climate-induced hazards and this vulnerability is likely to increase over the coming decades. Climate change and natural hazards will have repercussions on coastal development, water supply, energy, agriculture, and health, among other sectors. Therefore, risk management of natural and climate-induced hazards (RMNCH), including climate adaptation, are core development issues for the PICs and the economic, social and environmental benefits of RMnCH investments are likely to far outweigh their costs. The World Bank is currently considering scaling up its engagement in RMNCH activities in the PICs. Specifically, the intention is to develop a business plan to address priority RMCH issues, including both technical assistance and investment activities. However, given the large number, diversity, specific needs, relatively small size, and isolation of the PICs, providing assistance using traditional lending instruments could be a costly, administratively difficult and time-consuming exercise. Likewise, several donors have expressed interest in working on this challenge, which, given the generalized weakness in the PICs' institutional capacity, can generate an undue burden in the absence of coordinated action. Consequently, it is of utmost importance to find ways of reducing administrative and related overheads (even if the World Bank were the only donor) while still maintaining the goal of maximizing assistance, maintaining consistency, transparency, and efficiency and harmonizing initiatives of the PICs to address their RMNCH needs. en
dc.identifier http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2009/06/16440640/horizontal-adaptable-program-lending-apl-assessing-suitability-risk-management-natural-cimate-induced-hazards-pacific-island-countries-br
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/12751
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo/
dc.subject ACCOUNTABILITY
dc.subject ADAPTABLE PROGRAM LOANS
dc.subject ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS
dc.subject AID COORDINATION
dc.subject ANNEXES
dc.subject APL
dc.subject APPROVAL PROCEDURES
dc.subject APPROVAL PROCESS
dc.subject ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
dc.subject AUDITORS
dc.subject AUDITS
dc.subject BANK LENDING
dc.subject BANKS
dc.subject BILATERAL DONORS
dc.subject BORROWER
dc.subject BUSINESS PLAN
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING
dc.subject CAS
dc.subject CLEARINGHOUSE
dc.subject COMPLEMENTARITIES
dc.subject COUNTRY ASSISTANCE
dc.subject COUNTRY ASSISTANCE STRATEGY
dc.subject CREDIT RISK
dc.subject DEBT
dc.subject DEBT OBLIGATION
dc.subject DEBT OBLIGATIONS
dc.subject DEBT SERVICE
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE
dc.subject DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
dc.subject DISASTER RECOVERY
dc.subject DIVERSIFICATION
dc.subject DONOR RESOURCES
dc.subject DONOR SUPPORT
dc.subject E- GOVERNMENT
dc.subject E-GOVERNMENT
dc.subject ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES
dc.subject ECONOMICS
dc.subject ECONOMIES OF SCALE
dc.subject EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
dc.subject EMERGENCY SITUATION
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
dc.subject EXPENDITURE
dc.subject EXPENDITURES
dc.subject EXTERNAL FINANCING
dc.subject EXTERNALITIES
dc.subject FINANCIAL INTERMEDIARY
dc.subject FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
dc.subject FINANCIAL RESOURCES
dc.subject HUMAN CAPITAL
dc.subject ICT
dc.subject INITIAL DEPOSIT
dc.subject INSTITUTIONAL CAPACITY
dc.subject INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject INTERNATIONAL RESERVES
dc.subject INTEROPERABILITY
dc.subject INVESTMENT LOANS
dc.subject KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
dc.subject KNOW-HOW
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
dc.subject KNOWLEDGE SHARING
dc.subject LENDER
dc.subject LENDER OF LAST RESORT
dc.subject LOAN
dc.subject LOAN APPLICATION
dc.subject LOAN APPLICATION PROCEDURES
dc.subject LOCAL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS
dc.subject LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
dc.subject MIGRATION
dc.subject MISSIONS
dc.subject MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject NATURAL RESOURCES
dc.subject NETWORKS
dc.subject OPERATING COSTS
dc.subject PICS
dc.subject POSITIVE EXTERNALITIES
dc.subject REAL SECTOR
dc.subject REGIONAL ECONOMIC INTEGRATION
dc.subject REGIONAL INITIATIVES
dc.subject RISK MANAGEMENT
dc.subject SAVINGS
dc.subject TASK TEAMS
dc.subject TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
dc.subject TRADE FACILITATION
dc.subject TRANSACTION COSTS
dc.subject TRANSPORT
dc.subject TRUST FUNDS
dc.subject WATER SUPPLY
dc.title Horizontal Adaptable Program Lending : Assessing Suitability for Risk Management of Natural and Climate-induced Hazards in Pacific Island Countries en
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.date.disclosure 2012-06-28
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Other Financial Sector Study
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2009/06/16440640/horizontal-adaptable-program-lending-apl-assessing-suitability-risk-management-natural-cimate-induced-hazards-pacific-island-countries-br
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Education
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.identifier.externaldocumentum 000425970_20120628114604
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum 16440640
okr.identifier.report 69697
okr.language.supported en
okr.pdfurl http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/06/28/000425970_20120628114604/Rendered/PDF/696970ESW0P1130fic0June016002009doc.pdf en
okr.region.administrative East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.geographical Oceania
okr.topic Country Strategy and Performance
okr.topic Education :: Education for the Knowledge Economy
okr.topic Banks and Banking Reform
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Knowledge Economy
okr.unit Pacific Islands Sustainable Dev (EASNS)
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