Yolanda One Year On: Progress, Hope, and Appreciation
In this Insight Thursday session, Richard Bolt, Country Director, Philippine Country Office (PhCO) highlighted the progress in relief and recovery efforts one year after Typhoon Yolanda. He discussed how this progress reflected the resilience of the people affected, the unprecedented response from development partners, and Asian Development Bank’s support to the government and Yolanda affected people and communities.
Immediately after Typhoon Yolanda, Mr. Bolt was assigned as Technical Team Leader to ADB’s response and subsequently as Head, ADB Extended Mission to Yolanda-Affected Areas. He was also the team leader for the 2008 Philippines country assistance program evaluation.