The objective is to develop, pilot, and operationally mainstream various analytical tools meant to measure in-country disaster resilience and prioritize options for managing disaster risk. The initiative adapts and applies new and emerging analytical approaches, survey methods, and data sources to the needs of World Bank (WB) projects and supports country teams with their real-world application. Building on the Lifelines: The Resilient Infrastructure Opportunity (World Bank, 2019) and Unbreakable: Building the Resilience of the Poor in the Face of Natural Disasters (World Bank, 2017) reports, topics addressed under this initiative include the vulnerability and resilience of households, firms, supply chains, infrastructure systems, and urban environments.
Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction