Blog
June 21, 2018
Alanna Simpson, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.

Blog
June 19, 2018
Barbara Minguez Garcia, James Newman, Dechen Tshering
End Poverty in South Asia

 

When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience. 

 

Blog
June 19, 2018
Sameh Wahba, Stephane Hallegatte
Sustainable Cities

In this video blog, GFDRR Lead Economist Stephane Hallegatte discusses the report "Building Back Better" and how communities and countries can strengthen their resilience to natural shocks through a better reconstruction process.

News
June 18, 2018

When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people’s livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting global average losses from $555 billion to $382 billion per year. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Blog
June 15, 2018
Stephane Hallegate, Alvina Erman
Let's Talk Development

A household survey conducted in Accra, Ghana asked people about their experience of the 2015 floods to gain a better understanding of how floods affect poor households and the coping mechanisms they use to deal with floods. This information can be used to better target post-disaster support and design policies to strengthen vulnerable populations.

Blog
June 11, 2018
Tom Perry

Using 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling, Our Home, Our People tells the human stories behind the Fiji Climate Vulnerability Assessment, a report produced by the Fijian government, GFDRR and World Bank that put significant new detail on what climate change actually means for Fiji’s economy.

Blog
June 5, 2018
Keiko Sakoda, Thomas Moullier, Louisa Helen Barker
Sustainable Cities

How can building codes and regulations help make cities more resilient? Here are a few lessons learned from Japan.

News
May 30, 2018

All citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic will potentially benefit from a Project that will ensure risk reduction investment in educational infrastructure, a stronger capacity to respond to disasters, and a better environment to scale-up the country’s mandatory disaster insurance program.

Blog
May 24, 2018
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Lesley Jeanne Y. Cordero
Blog

In this video, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez (@Ede_WBG), Senior Director of the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice and Lesley Cordero, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist in the World Bank’s Philippine office, discuss the lessons learned from Typhoon Yolanda and how the Philippine government and other countries can better respond to future disasters.

Blog
May 11, 2018
Hyunjee Oh
End Poverty in South Asia

The Uttarakhand Disaster Recovery Project (UDRP) helped rebuild 2,382 more resilient houses based on the owner-driven housing reconstruction model, which allows families to rebuild according to their specific needs. This community-driven approach is important as women are typically at greater risk from natural hazards than men, particularly those who are poor and live in low-income countries