Under the Grant Agreement, the Royal Government of Bhutan will receive a Grant of US$ 3.8 million from the World Bank for the Hydromet Services and Disaster Resilience Regional Project.
The World Bank Group, as part of its Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project, and GFDRR facilitated this agreement through a $30 million loan granted to the Government of Jamaica.
er the island sustained severe damage in a tropical storm, Dominica's economy has suffered horrendously. To assess the full extent of the damage, a group of organizations put their resources together to study the problem. What they found proved shocking.
Natural disasters and climate change have devastating effects on cities and the four billion people who live in them today, according to a new report by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). By 2030, without
The World Bank is partnering with the Global Covenant of Mayors and will lend $4.5 billion USD to ensure 150 cities have the funds to implement initiatives to increase sustainability and resilience and fight climate change.
A cloud-based mobile app that collates crowdsourced data during disasters won two awards in a recent hackathon on disaster resilience.
Farmers in Kenya are set to benefit from the launch of a new index insurance scheme which utilizes advanced technology and satellite data to assist agricultural workers in the face of flooding and drought.
Natural disasters drive tens of millions of people into poverty and also have a devastating impact on consumption, the World Bank has said. Climate change looked certain to amplify these effects, the lender argued.
The Virtual Reality climate change project that shared Fiji’s climate change story with global leaders at COP23 has returned home to Fiji, with thousands expected to see the film in the coming weeks.
The destruction wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines this month has renewed debate on a critical financial question: How can nations best prepare for and respond to natural disasters?