News & Blogs

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. 

Blog
February 15, 2019
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Joe Leitmann
Sustainable Cities

Disasters caused by natural hazards result in average annual welfare losses of over US$500 billion and push up to 26 million people into poverty each year. Here are a few ways for we can build back, stronger, faster and more inclusively.

News
February 14, 2019

Later this month, participants from all five Central Asian countries will discuss issues of natural disasters at the Forum on Financial Protection against Natural Disasters in Almaty.

News
February 8, 2019

Cet éditorial décrit les mesures prises récemment pour lutter contre les risques naturels à Djibouti.

News
February 8, 2019

Les travaux d’un atelier de formation de cinq jours sur l’évaluation des dommages, pertes et besoins après une catastrophe ont débuté hier au palais du peuple.