With support from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery in 2008, 54 countries have seen an increase in the investment of the World Bank in disaster risk reduction. These investments are diverse and widespread. For example, support is being provided for institutional strengthening in Bolivia, while anti-cyclonic building norms are promoted in Madagascar. The partnership is also helping to advance the Hyogo Framework for Action in countries where recent disasters have caused particular devastation, with support to recovery efforts that promote a “building back better” approach.