News & Blogs

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.

November 27, 2018
Fatima Arroyo Arroyo

Flash floods and landslides regularly impair public transportation in Freetown, Sierra Leone, and fixing the problem is hindered by a lack of reliable data. So we had to get creative...

November 26, 2018
Donato De Rosa, Maja Murisic
Eurasian Perspectives

Only better policies and a more effective institutional coordination will help reduce risks, protect the lives and wellbeing of Romanians, and minimize damage to natural, physical, and economic assets.

November 19, 2018
Ankur Nagar

The Indian state of Kerala is taking big steps toward building back better and developing long-term resilience, response, and governance capacities, with the support of GFDRR and the World Bank.

November 8, 2018
Dechen Tshering, Barbara Minguez Garcia, James P. Newman
End Poverty in South Asia

Cultural heritage preservation is one of the four pillars of Gross National Happiness, the guiding philosophy of Bhutan’s development. In this context, the Royal Government of Bhutan has made it a priority to sustain both tangible and intangible aspects of its culture.

November 7, 2018
Vivien Deparday, Jocelyn Michele West, Mira Lilian Gupta
Sustainable Cities

Local communities are mapping some of the world’s most vulnerable areas, not only easing the way for emergency responders when disaster strikes, but also helping cities and communities plan and build more resiliently for the future.

October 29, 2018
Simone Balog-Way, Vivien Deparday, Lorenzo Piccio

In an effort to provide a framework to guide the use of data in disaster risk management, (GFDRR)’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative has developed 10 principles that can be applied throughout a project’s life cycle to help ensure that risk data is used effectively for decision-making.