Blog
February 8, 2018
Sameh Wahba, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Paolo Avner, Jonas Ingemann Parby
Latin America

A new report on Haitian cities provides evidence of the challenges of urbanization in Haiti and puts forward actions for changes along three lines.

Blog
February 8, 2018
Salim Rouhana, Ivan Bruce
Nasikiliza

Resilience is being used as a guiding principle for the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project, requested by the Oyo State government in response to flooding that caused significant economic and human losses to the city of Ibadan.  

Blog
February 8, 2018
Simone Esler, Dr. Stephen Yeo, Felix Taaffe
East Asia & Pacific on the rise

To help track progress towards effective flood risk management, the World Bank, with support from GFDRR, has prepared a Knowledge Note that outlines a ready-to-use method for measuring progress. The method was designed for application in Pacific Island countries, where disastrous floods have occurred in recent years, including Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Blog
February 6, 2018
Melanie Kappes
Blog

In response to rapid urbanization, flooding, and other stresses in and around La Paz, the government of Bolivia is developing a comprehensive urban development policy.

News
February 1, 2018

An expert review has been launched to determine how effective the Caribbean’s early warnings were during the 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters.

Blog
February 1, 2018
Puteri Natalie Watson, George Conway
Blog

Recurrent drought, food insecurity, and famine have become a devastating reality in Somalia in recent decades. Since the end of the 2011 famine, about $4.5 billion has been spent on emergency response to save lives. It was within this context that the Somali Government—with the support of the United Nations (UN), the World Bank and the European Union (EU)—carried out a Drought Impact Needs Assessment of the impact of the 2017 drought on the lives and livelihoods of Somali people.

Blog
January 22, 2018
Mio Takada, Erika Vargas, Avani Mani Dixit
End Poverty in South Asia

Fulmati Mijar, a mother of three living in Nuwakot district in Nepal, learned carpentry and earthquake-resistant techniques for housing reconstruction after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal in 2015. The catastrophe destroyed Fulmati’s house and made her family more vulnerable, but it did not dent her resolve.

Blog
January 22, 2018
Luis Triveno, Elkin Velasquez Monsalve
Sustainable Cities

There are three key ingredients necessary to achieving the goals of the New Urban Agenda: multiple sources of financing, operational definitions, and embracing incremental transformation.

Blog
January 22, 2018
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba
Sustainable Cities

At the upcoming World Urban Forum, World Bank will focus on three issues that are essential for implementing the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development.

Blog
December 13, 2017
Hyunjee Oh
End Poverty in South Asia

Since 2013, the Government of Uttarakhand, with support from the World Bank and GFDRR, has helped the people of Uttarakhand, India, restore their homes, build better roads, and better manage future disaster risks.