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Climate and disaster resilience : the role for Community-Driven Development (CDD) (English)

This paper is part of a larger effort to document, assess, and promote scalable models and approaches to empower poor communities to manage a climate and disaster risk agenda in support of their development goals and to identify practical ways of getting climate and disaster risk financing directly to the ground level where impacts are felt. ... See More +

Working Paper 85007 FEB 01, 2014

Arnold, Margaret; Mearns, Robin; Oshima, Kaori; Prasad, Vivek Disclosed

The education sector (English)

Although the education sector sustained considerable damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), it also played a key role in protecting lives. ... See More +

Brief 79364 SEP 01, 2012

Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Arnold, Margaret; Arakida, Masaru Disclosed

Ensuring protection in response and equity in recovery (English)

As in every disaster, certain groups were more vulnerable than others to the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE). Two-thirds of those who lost their lives were over 60 years old. ... See More +

Brief 79378 SEP 01, 2012

Saito, Yoko; Shibuya, Hironobu; Arnold, Margaret; Ishiwatari, Mikio Disclosed

The education sector (English)

Although the education sector sustained considerable damage in the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), it also played a key role in protecting lives. ... See More +

Brief 80078 MAR 01, 2011

Shaw, Rajib; Takeuchi, Yukiko; Arnold, Margaret; Arakida, Masaru Disclosed

Community-based disaster risk management (English)

Local communities play a key role in preparing for disastrous events such as the Great East Japan Earthquake (GEJE), and are normally the first responders to take action. ... See More +

Brief 80097 MAR 01, 2011

Shaw, Rajib; Ishiwatari, Mikio; Arnold, Margaret Disclosed

Natural disaster hotspots: case studies (English)

These case studies complement the earlier groundbreaking work of Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis published in April 2005. Three case studies address specific hazards: landslides, storm surges and drought. ... See More +

Publication 37090 JUN 01, 2006

Arnold, Margaret [editor]; Chen, Robert S. [editor]; Deichmann, Uwe [editor]; Dilley, Maxx [editor]; Lerner-Lam, Arthur L. [editor]; Pullen, Randolph E. [editor]; Trohanis, Zoe [editor] Disclosed

Natural disaster hotspots: A global risk analysis (English)

Earthquakes, floods, drought, and other natural hazards cause tens of thousands of deaths, hundreds of thousands of injuries, and billions of dollars in economic losses each year around the world. ... See More +

Publication 34423 APR 30, 2005

Dilley, Maxx; Chen, Robert S.; Deichmann, Uwe; Lerner-Lam, Arthur L.; Arnold, Margaret; Agwe, Jonathan; Buys, Piet; Kjevstad, Oddvar; Lyon, Bradfield; Yetman, Gregory Disclosed

Building safer cities - the future of disaster risk (English)

Disaster impacts are increasing in severity, and affect communities far beyond the areas of geographic impact as regions are linked in new ways. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 27211 AUG 30, 2003

Kreimer, Alcira; Arnold, Margaret; Carlin, Anne [editors];

Managing disaster risk in Mexico : market incentives for mitigation investment (English)

The aim of this study is to assess the current capacity of Mexico to deal with disaster risk and to identify ways in which the impacts of catastrophes on the economy can be reduced. ... See More +

Publication 19406 JUN 30, 1999

Kreimer, Alcira; Arnold, Margaret; Barham, Christopher; Freeman, Paul; Gilbert, Roy; Krimgold, Frederick; Lester, Rodney; Pollner, John D.; Vogt, Tom

The World Bank's experience with post conflict reconstruction (English)

This publication synthesizes the findings of an assessment of the Bank's experience with post-conflict reconstruction. Its objective is to distill lessons from the Bank's experience in the subject. ... See More +

Publication 18465 JUN 30, 1998

Kreimer, Alcira; Eriksson, John; Muscat, Robert; Arnold, Margaret; Scott, Colin