Blog
July 19, 2018
Naraya Carrasco, Lorenzo Piccio
East Asia & Pacific on the rise

In an effort to adapt the country’s development strategy to climate and disaster risk, the government of Fiji has pioneered a first-of-its-kind climate vulnerability assessment.

Blog
July 3, 2018
Keren Charles, Lorenzo Piccio
Opportunities for All

Determined to build back better and become the world’s first climate-resilient nation, the Government of Dominica, in partnership with the World Bank, has set in motion a resilient recovery plan.

Blog
June 29, 2018
Melanie Kappes
Opportunities for All

As demonstrated in Saint Lucia, hydromet stations need proper and regular maintenance to function – as a matter of safety and cost-effectiveness.

Blog
June 28, 2018
Thomas Lennartz, Joe Leitmann, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Even as people in fragile, conflict and violence-affected countries struggle to cope with the growing dangers from natural disasters, the international donor community has been slow to respond.

News
June 25, 2018

The World Meteorological Organization's HydroHub is looking for innovative solutions in operational hydrology. Apply to the Innovation Call by 20 August to make a difference on the ground!

Blog
June 21, 2018
Alanna Simpson, Lorenzo Piccio
Sustainable Cities

Leveraging the power of stories and narratives can help communities better understand volcanic risk.

Blog
June 19, 2018
Barbara Minguez Garcia, James Newman, Dechen Tshering
End Poverty in South Asia

 

When it comes to leveraging cultural heritage for fire preparedness, there’s a lot Bhutan can learn from Japan’s experience. 

 

Blog
June 19, 2018
Sameh Wahba, Stephane Hallegatte
Sustainable Cities

In this video blog, GFDRR Lead Economist Stephane Hallegatte discusses the report "Building Back Better" and how communities and countries can strengthen their resilience to natural shocks through a better reconstruction process.

News
June 18, 2018

When countries rebuild stronger, faster and more inclusively after natural disasters they can reduce the impact on people’s livelihoods and well-being by as much as 31 percent, potentially cutting global average losses from $555 billion to $382 billion per year. That’s the conclusion of a new report from the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR).

Blog
June 15, 2018
Stephane Hallegate, Alvina Erman
Let's Talk Development

A household survey conducted in Accra, Ghana asked people about their experience of the 2015 floods to gain a better understanding of how floods affect poor households and the coping mechanisms they use to deal with floods. This information can be used to better target post-disaster support and design policies to strengthen vulnerable populations.