News & Blogs

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.

Blog
February 7, 2019
Samantha Power, Bianca Adam
Private Sector Development

At Understand Risk Finance Pacific, a captivating data sculpture served as a reminder of the importance of innovative disaster risk financing for achieving resilience.

Blog
January 31, 2019
Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Rahel Steinbach, Melody Benavidez
Sustainable Cities

Disasters harm all, but they often disproportionally affect women and girls because of their lower access to political, economic and social resources as well as social and cultural gender-specific expectations and norms. Here are a few steps for how we can empower women and advance gender equality in a post-disaster recovery context.  

Blog
January 30, 2019
Jun Erik Rentschler, Florian Flachenecker
Development in a Changing Climate

Resource efficiency investments have a critical role to play in mitigating climate change and enabling sustainable development.  Here are a few practical measures that can overcome existing barriers and create innovative approaches for boosting resource efficiency investments.