City representatives from across Africa, experts, clients and partners attending Resilience Planning Workshop in Durban, South Africa.





CRP engages globally with 45 cities across five World Bank regions



Peter Nyong'o, Governor of Kisumu, pitches his investment project in a "Shark Tank" event during the Financial Solutions for Cities Resilience Conference.



Bigger and Better Investments for a Resilient Future

Rapid urbanization is transforming the planet and the way we live: each year, about 1.4 million people move into cities around the globe, and 90 percent of this takes place in developing countries. By 2030, without significant investment into making cities more resilient, natural disasters may cost cities worldwide $314 billion each year, and climate change may push up to 77 million more urban residents into poverty. CRP aims at empowering cities to build greater resilience to disaster and climate change. CRP achieves this by:






City Resilience Program Program Brief

CRP's vision, approach and results achieved

CRP Annual Report 2018

This report summarizes achievements and next steps of the Multi DonorTrust Fund

CRP Knowledge Notes-Introduction to Land Value Capture

Technical details and examples of LVC approach

CRP Knowledge Notes-Introduction to Public Private Partnership

Technical details and examples of PPP approach

CRP Knowledge Notes-Guarantees

Technical details and examples of deploying guarantees measures

CRP Flagship Event

November 26-30, 2018  | Durban, South Africa

Event September 6-7, 2018 | Bern, Switzerland

City Resilience Program Resilience Planning Workshop

CRP convenes city leaders from 11 African cities, World Bank Task Team Leaders and technical team leads to exchange knowledge and design investment programs.

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CRP Partner Meeting

CRP's first partner meeting takes place in Bern, Switzerland in collaboration with SECO. 

crp flagship Event September 6-7, 2018 | Bern, Switzerland Event May 14 - 18, 2018 | Mexico City, Mexico

Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference

The Second Financial Solutions for City Resilience brought together delegates from 20 cities, World Bank task team leaders and financial advisors. 

2018 Understanding Risk (UR) Forum

Join us at the stunning Palacio de Minería for the fifth global UR forum. UR is a global community of 7,000+ experts and practitioners active in the creation, communication, and use of disaster risk information. The theme of this year's forum is communicating risk.

Event April 20th, 2018 | Washington, DC Event April 5th, 2018 | Washington, DC

Resilience Dialogue – The Future of Resilience: Banking on Cities

Cities want to build resilience. Markets are looking for investment opportunities. How can we bring them together? To investigate how cities can better access non-traditional sources of financing for resilience, and thereby enable investors to enter new markets, this event will showcase key issues faced by major global cities in building their resilience, and give the audience a front-row seat to insights from investors on cities can attract the resources they need for success. 

Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice Knowledge Silo Breaker (KSB) Fair (World Bank Internal)

The City Resilience Program showcased their work and won the “People’s Choice Award” for the best KSB.

News January 28, 2018 Event January 22-26, 2018 | Belgrade, Serbia

New York Times article: "The World Bank Is Remaking Itself as a Creature of Wall Street"

Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank’s president, is trying to revitalize the Institution. His reform ideas are mainly characterized by his ambition to crowd in private investors — sovereign wealth funds, private equity firms and insurance companies — to pony up trillions of dollars for projects, instead of relying on traditional donor money from developed countries. At the Paris Environment Summit, President Kim presented some of World Bank's "deals" to secure financing with private support. The City Resilience Program was one of them.

Second Technical Knowledge Exchange

CRP's Resilient Transport Working Group convened a one-week workshop with twelve client countries and Transport GP Task Team Leaders. The workshop discussed how TTLs can can integrate the four phases life cycles approach to build disaster resilience infrastructure. and the resilience of their transport networks.

News December 14, 2017 Event December 12, 2017 | Paris, France

Reuters article: "World Bank invests $4.5 billion to arm cities against climate change"

This Reuters article specifically reported on the City Resilience Program following the Paris One Planet Summit, emphasizing how CRP, as an innovative initiative, will help make resilience projects "bankable" and attract additional financial resources.

One Planet Summit

The City Resilience Program was introduced by President Kim during the One Planet Summit, as one of the World Bank Groups's twelve "Transformative Twelve" program that provides innovative solutions to crowd in investments to scale up climate action. 

Blog December 4, 2017 | World Bank: Sustainable Cities


November 6-17, 2017 | Bonn, Germany

Let’s make a deal for resilient cities

Rapid urbanization has presented city leaders with an unprecedented challenge.The City Resilience Program provides ​innovative solutions to financing urban resilience, which was discussed during the Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference.

Bonn Climate Change Conference

The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn is the next step for governments to implement the Paris Climate Change Agreement.As an important initiative to climate action, CRP and the Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference were presented, with panelists from PWC, Bangkok CRO and the mayor of Mauaus. (Image: United Nations)

crp flagship Event November 6-11, 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand    


Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference-Cohort 1

The Comprehensive Financial Solutions for City Resilience Conference, organized by the World Bank Group’s City Resilience Program, brought together city officials, private sector experts, donors, and investors to prepare for ambitious investments in urban resilience. The aim of the conference was to allow city leaders think through innovative ways to crowd in private sector resources to invest in urban resilience.