02 December 2013
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Europahaus, Stresemannstrasse 94, 10963 Berlin, Germany

World Development Report 2014

Presentation of the World Development Report 2014 "Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development"



The Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and in cooperation with The World Bank, the Development Policy Forum of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH are presenting the World Development Report in Berlin on 2nd December 2013.

IIASA's Joanne Linnerooth-Bayer will be on a subsequent panel discussing political conclusions for German development cooperation, with particular focus on climate change and sustainable development. In particular, the discussion will focus on the themes of “climate change and sustainable development”, i.e. the national and global risks triggered by climate change that pose a challenge to the international community.

Fellow panelists will be Uta Böllhof, Director General, Europe, Middle East and Asia, Multilateral Development Policy, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Berlin and Miwa Kato, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Bonn.

The World Development Report 2014:

"In its latest report, the World Bank systematically analyses the topic of risk management for the first time and investigates the risks posed by development at every level of society. The risks affect individuals and households (e.g. disease and unemployment), businesses (e.g. growing competitive pressure), entire nations (e.g. political crises) and the interna­tional community (e.g. climate change). The report concludes that instead of trying to avoid every single risk, we should seek to manage risks in a more effective and focused manner. Responsible and effective risk management can mitigate the negative impacts of natural disasters and economic or socio-­political crises. It also provides new opportuni­ties for growth and prosperity to individuals and organisations."

The event is aimed at experts from the development policy, international cooperation and risk management communities with an interest in this subject.

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Risk and Resilience

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