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One of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change, Kiribati is taking a community-driven approach to provide safe drinking water and strengthen coastal protection in the face of drought, storm surges and rising seas.

Rising climate and disaster risk are threatening the safety and livelihood of communities across Central Asia. Improving weather, climate and hydrological services will be critical to saving lives and building resilient communities.

Even in a changing climate, countries can stem growing disaster losses if they have the resources they need to act fast. The new Global Risk Financing Facility (GRiF) will help countries around the world build back faster, stronger and better after disasters and crises.


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CoP 24 EU Pavilion, Katowice, Poland
World Bank Main Complex Atrium, Washington, DC

Development professionals from around DC joined us on November 14 at World Bank HQ to learn about ways to get involved with the global mapping community!

Join us on November 14 at World Bank HQ to learn about how you can get involved with the global mapping community!


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Sameh Wahba at URBalkans: Why understanding disaster risk matters for sustainable development

Sameh Wahba, Director of the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural and Resilience Global Practice, sheds light on the importance of understanding disaster and climate risks for sustainable development<

News & Blogs

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February 8, 2019
Cet éditorial décrit les mesures prises récemment pour lutter contre les risques naturels à Djibouti.
February 8, 2019
Les travaux d’un atelier de formation de cinq jours sur l’évaluation des dommages, pertes et besoins après une catastrophe ont débuté hier au palais du peuple.
February 7, 2019
Private Sector Development
Samantha Power, Bianca Adam
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
Sustainable Cities
Cindy Patricia Quijada Robles, Rahel Steinbach, Melody Benavidez
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
January 30, 2019
Development in a Changing Climate
Jun Erik Rentschler, Florian Flachenecker
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 barrier
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
December 21, 2018
East Asia & Pacific
Jian Vun, Zuzana Stanton-Geddes, Jolanta Kryspin-Watson
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
Sustainable Cities
Joaquin Toro
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 – th
December 13, 2018
Sustainable Cities
Emma Phillips
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 modelin
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 v