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Blog
April 24, 2019
Dechen Tshering, Peeyush Sekhsaria
End Poverty in South Asia

Bhutan is highly vulnerable to earthquakes, thanks to its location in the seismically active Himalayas. So how can Bhutan ready itself to weather future earthquake risks?

Blog
April 24, 2019
Jolanta Kryspin-Watson, Jia Wen Hoe
Sustainable Cities

 Japan’s experience in mitigating flood risks offers valuable lessons for countries facing similar urban flood challenges.

Blog
April 9, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Michel Matera
Sustainable Cities

In the aftermath of the devastation from Cyclone Idai, Mozambique is taking big steps toward building the country's disaster and climate resilience.

Blog
March 27, 2019
Anna-Maria Bogdanova
Sustainable Cities

National meteorological and hydrological services play a big role in in helping people understand and prepare for weather & water-related hazards. A new GFDRR report provides insights into how to improve the delivery of these services.

Blog
March 27, 2019
Giuseppe Molinario, Vivien Deparday
Data

By helping us better make sense of risk data, machine learning can help save lives and mitigate losses when disaster strikes.

Blog
March 27, 2019
Melody Benavidez, Akiko Toya
Transport for Development

In the aftermath of a disaster, it is the roads, railways and ports that underpin the restoration of economic activity and critical infrastructure. Accordingly, it is critical for the transport sector to have the capacity to build back more resiliently.

Blog
March 7, 2019
Brenden Jongman, Suzanne Ozment
Sustainable Cities

Nature-Based Solutions” (NBS) that strategically conserve or restore nature (sometimes called ‘green infrastructure’) while supporting conventionally built infrastructure systems (‘gray infrastructure’) can reduce disaster risk and produce more resilient and lower-cost services in developing countries.

Blog
March 7, 2019
Caren Grown, Cristina Otano
Sustainable Cities

In far too many countries, disaster risk management is dominated by men, potentially embedding biases in DRM programs. Thankfully, in countries like the Philippines, Japan and Indonesia, women are increasingly taking the lead in DRM at the local level.

Blog
March 4, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Raja Rehan Arshad
Sustainable Cities

Cities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region are increasingly exposed to multiple shocks and stresses beyond disasters. To tackle this challenge, GFDRR and the World Bank Group are supporting urban resilience initiatives across MENA.

Blog
February 26, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Laura Bailey
Sustainable Cities

Over the last few years, GFDRR has been experiencing growing demand from countries affected by fragility, conflict and violence. As of August 2018, GFDRR supported 78 engagements in 34 fragile and conflict-affected countries, with over $53 million in grant commitments.