News & Blogs

News
October 12, 2018

The governments of Germany and the UK, with support from the World Bank, are establishing a new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) to pilot and scale up support to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable countries to climate and disaster shocks.

Blog
October 3, 2018
Ana Campos Garcia, James P. Newman
Nasikiliza
Tackling the drivers of East Africa’s surprising earthquake risk

Seismic risk in East Africa is growing, driven by increasing exposure and unaddressed vulnerability. Practical efforts—national seismic risk zonation, building regulation, and enhanced designs for resilient infrastructure—will be more critical than ever in saving lives.

    Blog
    October 2, 2018
    Dechen Tshering
    End Poverty in South Asia

    Bhutan is partnering with development institutions including the World Bank, to strengthen its hydrological and meteorological services and better preparedness for disasters.

    News
    September 26, 2018

    The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) have launched a global crowd-solving challenge for designs of Resilient Homes. The goal of this challenge is to generate designs for low-cost and sustainable small houses (under $10,000) for people living in vulnerable areas affected by natural disasters. The deadline for design submissions is this November 30, 2018.

    News
    September 26, 2018

    The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare, World Bank, United Nations in Lao PDR, and European Union in Laos gathered with concerned government departments, development partners, and NGOs, to launch a Post Disaster Needs Assessment in the aftermath of major 2018 floods.

    Blog
    September 26, 2018
    Verónica Raffo, Pablo Iribarren Santos and Yohannes Yemane Kesete
    Transport for development

    A new GFDRR-funded technical assistance project will provide important new insights into the magnitude and location of current and future flooding risks on Argentina’s multi-modal transport routes.

    Blog
    September 26, 2018
    Sameh Wahba, Tafadzwa Dube
    Sustainable Cities

    There is a real urgency for governments and communities to fully comprehend the risks they face so that they can develop appropriate disaster risk management policies and strategies.

    Blog
    September 10, 2018
    Emma Phillips, Autumn Lansford
    Sustainable Cities

    Across the globe, climate change and rapid urbanization are putting more people and assets at risk from disaster. Here are 3 innovative approaches that can help us meet this challenge,

    Blog
    August 23, 2018
    Ashna Mathema, Alanna Simpson
    Eurasian Perspectives

    In some parts of Europe and Central Asia, an imminent concern is the seismic threat faced by certain housing typologies that are believed to have outlived their design lifespan, and suffer from serious deterioration and disinvestment.

    Blog
    August 23, 2018
    Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio
    Nasikiliza

    Through a combination of open street mapping, drones, and modeling, Nigeriens are taking the lead in building Niamey’s preparedness for the next flood.