News & Blogs

Blog
October 24, 2018
Joe Leitmann
Sustainable Cities

Post-disaster needs assessments (PDNAs) have transformed how we prepare for and respond to disaster. Here are five ways we can do PDNAs better.

Blog
October 17, 2018
Lisa Robinson

These days we have more access to risk data and risk assessment than ever before about the mounting risks around us – from severe weather through to cyber-attacks – yet the pace at which people take action to manage these risks lags far behind.

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 10, 2018
Daniel Werner Kull, Michael Staudinger
Eurasian Perspectives

Government in South Eastern Europe are now working together to improve climate and weather information exchanges across boundaries and strengthening regional early warning systems through the South-East European Multi-Hazard Early Warning Advisory System (SEE-MHEWS-A).

News
October 4, 2018

The World Bank has released US$496.25 million to support the Philippine government’s efforts to hasten recovery, rehabilitation, and reconstruction in areas battered by Typhoon Ompong (internationally known as Mangkhut) in mid-September this year.

Blog
October 3, 2018
Ana Campos Garcia, James P. Newman
Nasikiliza

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.