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