News & Blogs

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.

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.  

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. 

January 7, 2019
Hugo Wesley, Lorenzo Piccio

Launched in 2015, the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative works with 19 African countries to develop and implement tailored financial protection policies and instruments which can help them respond quickly and resiliently to disasters. 

December 21, 2018
Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
East Asia & Pacific

As Indonesia and other countries advance their agendas on disability-inclusive development, they must seize the opportunity to build back more inclusively after disasters.

December 20, 2018
Joaquin Toro
Sustainable Cities

It is vital that governments, cities, and populations living at the foot of a volcano become aware of the risks they face, and that they take the necessary measures not to create further risks – through specific action plans for volcanic hazards. 

December 13, 2018
Emma Phillips
Sustainable Cities

Aftershocks: Remodeling the Past for a Resilient Future, a report and accompanying story map from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), uses a combination of risk modeling and immersive storytelling to allow readers to better grasp the likely impacts of the iconic disasters of the past if they happened today.

December 10, 2018

At COP24, the High-Level Consultative Group (HLCG) of the InsuResilience Global Partnership agreed to work on a bold vision for the Partnership to scale up pre-arranged finance to assist poor and vulnerable people affected by climate change.

November 30, 2018
Stéphane hallegatte, Brian Walsh, Jun erik rentschler
Let's Talk Development

From risk to opportunity – how can we expand the risk management toolbox to build more resilient societies? Five years on, the lessons from the 2014 World Development Report are as relevant as ever.

November 28, 2018
Lorenzo Piccio, David Tucker

Over a decade after the OpenStreetMap community first burst onto the global development scene, the sight of the World Bank headquarters’ atrium packed to the rafters with mappers, veterans and newcomers alike, would seem to leave little doubt that this global movement isn’t going anywhere.