Catastrophe risk models are a useful analytical tool to assess the likelihood and the cost of a potential future hazard event.
Located off the southeast coast of Africa, neighboring the French island of La Reunion, Mauritius is an island state of 1.3 million inhabitants. It possesses an immense maritime territory of over 1 million square kilometers. The country’s political and economic situation has been stable since independence in 1968, but its environment place it at great risk from climate change and rising sea levels.
The World Bank’s World Development Report, published annually since 1978, is an invaluable guide to the economic, social, and environmental state of the world today. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of development.