Feature Stories

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In Tanzania, the Ramani Huria 2.0 project is training about 300 urban planning and geomatics students to collect data that will be critical to improving drainage, health care, and social service delivery in Dar es Salaam, the East African country's largest city.

 

A multi-partner, multi-sectoral approach to the Drought Impact Needs Assessment has helped identify the root causes of drought and develop a strategy for medium-term recovery and long-term resilience.

Now the third most urbanized country in Latin America and the Caribbean, Haiti has experienced a rapid urbanization over the past 15 years. A new World Bank report, made possible with the support of GFDRR, highlights five challenges and opportunities to build resilient cities in Haiti.

Events

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Hosted by the World Meteorological Organization, the Global Conference for Prosperity through Hydrological Services fosters collaboration on improving the availability and use of hydrological services worldwide.

Videos

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City Resilience Program: Shark Tank

At the Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference, city leaders presented resilience projects to financial experts in a "shark tank" event.

News & Blogs

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Blog
February 8, 2018
Latin America
Sameh Wahba, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Paolo Avner, Jonas Ingemann Parby
A new report on Haitian cities provides evidence of the challenges of urbanization in Haiti and puts forward actions for changes along three lines.
Blog
February 8, 2018
Nasikiliza
Salim Rouhana, Ivan Bruce
Resilience is being used as a guiding principle for the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project, requested by the Oyo State government in response to flooding that caused significant economic and hum
Blog
February 8, 2018
East Asia & Pacific on the rise
Simone Esler, Dr. Stephen Yeo, Felix Taaffe
To help track progress towards effective flood risk management, the World Bank, with support from GFDRR, has prepared a
Blog
February 6, 2018
Blog
Melanie Kappes
In response to rapid urbanization, flooding, and other stresses in and around La Paz, the government of Bolivia is developing a comprehensive urban development policy.
News
February 1, 2018
An expert review has been launched to determine how effective the Caribbean’s early warnings were during the 2017 hurricane season in order to strengthen resilience against future disasters.
Blog
February 1, 2018
Blog
Puteri Natalie Watson, George Conway
Recurrent drought, food insecurity, and famine have become a devastating reality in Somalia in recent decades.
Blog
January 22, 2018
End Poverty in South Asia
Mio Takada, Erika Vargas, Avani Mani Dixit
Fulmati Mijar, a mother of three living in Nuwakot district in Nepal, learned carpentry and earthquake-resistant techniques for housing reconstruction after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal
Blog
January 22, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Luis Triveno, Elkin Velasquez Monsalve
There are three key ingredients necessary to achieving the goals of the New Urban Agenda: multiple sources of financing, operational definitions, and embracing incremental transformation.
Blog
January 22, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Sameh Wahba
At the upcoming World Urban Forum, World Bank will focus on three issues that are essential for implementing the New Urban Agenda, which sets a new global standard for sustainable urban development
Blog
December 13, 2017
End Poverty in South Asia
Hyunjee Oh
Since 2013, the Government of Uttarakhand, with support from the World Bank and GFDRR, has helped the people of Uttarakhand, India, restore their homes, build better roads, and better manage future