Disaster and Emergency Assistance Policy

Institutional Document | May 2004

This paper provides an updated policy framework for Asian Development Bank assistance for disasters and for resulting emergencies.

ADB's Board of Directors approved on 1 June 2004 a comprehensive disaster and emergency assistance policy that provides rehabilitation and reconstruction assistance and assists developing member countries with prevention, preparation, and mitigation of the impact of future disasters.

Contents 

  • Introduction
  • Background
  • Review of Asian Development Bank Policy and Assistance
  • Directions and Policy for the Asian Development Bank
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendation
  • Appendixes