Disasters harm all, but they often disproportionally affect women and girls because of their lower access to political, economic and social resources as well as social and cultural gender-specific expectations and norms. Here are a few steps for how we can empower women and advance gender equality in a post-disaster recovery context.
Resource efficiency investments have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development. Here are a few practical measures that can overcome existing barriers and create innovative approaches for boosting resource efficiency investments.
Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters.
As Indonesia and other countries advance their agendas on disability-inclusive development, they must seize the opportunity to build back more inclusively after disasters.
It is vital that governments, cities, and populations living at the foot of a volcano become aware of the risks they face, and that they take the necessary measures not to create further risks – through specific action plans for volcanic hazards.
From risk to opportunity – how can we expand the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies? Five years on, the lessons from the 2014 World Development Report are as relevant as ever.
Over a decade after the OpenStreetMap community first burst onto the global development scene, the sight of the World Bank headquarters’ atrium packed to the rafters with mappers, veterans and newcomers alike, would seem to leave little doubt that this global movement isn’t going anywhere.
Flash floods and landslides regularly impair public transportation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and fixing the problem is hindered by a lack of reliable data. So we had to get creative...
The Indian state of Kerala is taking big steps toward building back better and developing long-term resilience, response, and governance capacities, with the support of GFDRR and the World Bank.
Only better policies and a more effective institutional coordination will help reduce risks, protect the lives and wellbeing of Romanians, and minimize damage to natural, physical, and economic assets.