Blog
April 23, 2018
Adeline Choy, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, and Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
Understanding Risk

Floods account for 43% of all recorded disaster events in the past 20 years. Will climate change exacerbate flooding events? How much will sea level rise? How extreme will rainfall be? What we do know is that the best way to cope with uncertainty is flexibility.

Blog
April 19, 2018
Poonam Pillai
End poverty in South Asia

Recognizing the cross-border nature of climate and disaster risks in the region, the countries of South Asia are pursuing a regional approach to building hydromet capacity.

Blog
April 19, 2018
Marc Forni
Sustainable Cities

The need for urban resilience is urgent, the funding gap intimidating, the challenges complex. But if cities and investors can team up with the help of multilateral institutions, the cities of the world will be much closer to achieving resilience.

Blog
April 12, 2018
Nicola Ranger

Putting in place disaster finance at an early stage can help create the certainty and predictability required to develop good planning and systems for response and recovery.  
 

News
April 9, 2018

The Virtual Reality climate change project that shared Fiji’s climate change story with global leaders at COP23 has returned home to Fiji, with thousands expected to see the film in the coming weeks.

Blog
April 6, 2018
Sonia Madhvani

A World Bank project recently analyzed the flows of people within the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince using cell phone data, and identified the most critical links in the urban transportation system.

Blog
March 29, 2018
Tatiana Proskuryakova

 Over the past 85 years, civil protection in Romania has developed into a strong, reliable system that is able to provide rapid response to disaster.

News
March 29, 2018

A virtual reality film which highlights climate change impacts in Fiji is set to make its return tour next week. Supported by GFDRR, the film has already been seen by more than 600,000 people worldwide, including many global leaders at COP23.

Blog
March 14, 2018
Anna Wellenstein
Sustainable Cities Blog

With the support of GFDRR and the World Bank, the government of Nepal is undertaking a resilient reconstruction program for 650,000 households affected by the two devastating earthquakes that hit the country in 2015.

Blog
March 13, 2018
Michal Rutkowski
Voices: Perspectives on Development

In a world increasingly filled with risk, social protection systems help individuals and families cope with natural disaster, civil war, displacement, and other shocks.