This analiytical report urges countries to modernize and invest in well-equipped and fully staffed meteorological and hydrological agencies to better prepare for natural hazards, which could save an average of 23,000 lives annually and provide up to US$30 billion a year in economic benefits. The report highlights recent World Bank Group experience and offers guidance on good practices to help modernization efforts. The synthesis of the experiences will increase awareness of the role of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in improving economic performance and supporting sustainable development.

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Organization: WB, WMO

Topics: Science, Capacity Development

Type of material: Analytical-Technical Document

Publication date: 2013

Language: English