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Understanding risk : producing actionable information - proceedings from the 2014 UR forum (English)

Understanding risk (UR) is a global community of almost 3,500 experts and practitioners in the field of disaster risk assessment. Every two years, the global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) convenes the UR forum - a five-day event to showcase best practices and the latest technical know-how in disaster risk assessment. ... See More +

Working Paper 96529 JAN 01, 2014

Ghesquiere,Francis; Simpson,Alanna Leigh; Phillips,Emma Katrine; Toro Landivar,Jose C. Joaquin; Wyan,Angela Adilia; Balog,Simone Andrea Breunig; Heslop, Clio

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience : Main report (English)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Arabic)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (French)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Chinese)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Russian)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2013

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese

Colombia - Probabilistic modeling for disaster risk management : Modelacion probabilista para la gestion del riesgo de desastre (Spanish)

This publication contains a summary description of probabilistic modeling of disaster risk that can be generated as a result of natural hazards. ... See More +

Working Paper 80173 JUL 08, 2013

Yamin, Luis Eduardo; Ghesquiere, Francis; Cardona, Omar Dario; Ordaz, Mario Gustavo

Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Spanish)

This report presents the World Bank Groups experience in climate and disaster resilient development and contends that it is essential to eliminate extreme poverty and achieve shared prosperity by 2030. ... See More +

Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) 82648 NOV 18, 2012

Gitay, Habiba; Bettencourt, Sofia; Kull, Daniel; Reid, Robert; McCall, Kevin; Simpson, Alanna; Krausing, Jarl; Ebinger, Jane; Ghesquiere, Francis; Fay, Marianne English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese

The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (English)

This report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated, or mainstreamed, into all aspects of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 80608 MAY 01, 2012

Ghesquiere, Francis; Reid, Prashant Robert Spanish, French, Arabic

The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (Arabic)

This report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated, or mainstreamed, into all aspects of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 80608 MAY 01, 2012

Ghesquiere, Francis; Reid, Prashant Robert English, Spanish, French

The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future : Le rapport de Sendai : Gerer les risques de catastrophe pour un avenir resilient (French)

This report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated, or mainstreamed, into all aspects of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 80608 MAY 01, 2012

Ghesquiere, Francis; Reid, Prashant Robert English, Spanish, Arabic

The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future : El informe Sendai : gestion del riesgo de desastres para un futuro resiliente (Spanish)

This report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated, or mainstreamed, into all aspects of development. ... See More +

Working Paper 80608 MAY 01, 2012

Ghesquiere, Francis; Reid, Prashant Robert English, French, Arabic

Caribbean catastrophe risk insurance facility (CCRIF) : pooling risk to protect against natural disasters (English)

On average, one to three Caribbean countries are affected by a hurricane or an earthquake each year, although during severe hurricane seasons this number can climb much higher. ... See More +

Brief 97469 MAR 01, 2012

Ghesquiere,Francis; Mahul,Olivier

Financial protection of the state against natural disasters : a primer (English)

This paper has been prepared for policy makers interested in establishing or strengthening financial strategies to increase the financial response capacity of governments of developing countries in the aftermath of natural disasters, while protecting their long-term fiscal balances. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5429 SEP 01, 2010

Ghesquiere,Francis; Mahul,Olivier

Sovereign natural disaster insurance for developing countries : a paradigm shift in catastrophe risk financing (English)

Economic theory suggests that countries should ignore uncertainty for public investment and behave as if indifferent to risk because they can pool risks to a much greater extent than private investors can. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS4345 SEP 01, 2007

Ghesquiere, Francis; Mahul, Olivier

Earthquake vulnerability reduction program in Colombia : a probabilistic cost-benefit analysis (English)

Cost-benefit analysis is a standard tool for determining the efficiency of planned projects. But one of the major difficulties in risk mitigation investments is that benefits are by nature uncertain. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3939 JUN 01, 2006

Ghesquiere, Francis; Jamin, Luis; Mahul, Olivier

Guyana : Preliminary damage and needs assessment following the intense flooding of January 2005 (English)

The objective of this report on the intense flooding of Guyana in 2005 is to provide a preliminary assessment of the damage incurred with a special focus on reconstruction needs likely to emerge once the relief phase is over. ... See More +

Working Paper 41104 FEB 14, 2005

Ghesquiere, Francis; Forni, Marc; Meier, Gerald; Hanmer, Lucia; Lopez, Patricia; Peacock, Bill

Natural disasters and the urban poor (English)

Natural disasters made two and a half million people homeless in Latin America between 1990 and 1999. The region has been plagued with an average of 30 disasters causing 7,500 fatalities a year for 30 years. ... See More +

Brief 35657 OCT 01, 2003

Fay, Marianne; Ghesquiere, Francis; Solo, Tova Spanish

Natural disasters and the urban poor : Desastres naturales y pobres urbanos (Spanish)

Natural disasters made two and a half million people homeless in Latin America between 1990 and 1999. The region has been plagued with an average of 30 disasters causing 7,500 fatalities a year for 30 years. ... See More +

Brief 35657 OCT 01, 2003

Fay, Marianne; Ghesquiere, Francis; Solo, Tova English

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Understanding risk : producing actionable information - proceedings from the 2014 UR forum (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 96529 Working Paper
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience : Main report (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC)
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (English)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Arabic)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) English, Russian, Spanish, French, Chinese
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (French)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Chinese)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) English, Russian, Spanish, French, Arabic
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Russian)
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NOV 18, 2013 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese
Colombia - Probabilistic modeling for disaster risk management : Modelacion probabilista para la gestion del riesgo de desastre (Spanish)
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JUL 08, 2013 80173 Working Paper
Building resilience : integrating climate and disaster risk into development - the World Bank Group experience (Vol. 2) : Executive summary (Spanish)
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NOV 18, 2012 82648 Accounting and Auditing Assessment (ROSC) English, Russian, French, Arabic, Chinese
The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (English)
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MAY 01, 2012 80608 Working Paper Spanish, French, Arabic
The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future (Arabic)
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MAY 01, 2012 80608 Working Paper English, Spanish, French
The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future : Le rapport de Sendai : Gerer les risques de catastrophe pour un avenir resilient (French)
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MAY 01, 2012 80608 Working Paper English, Spanish, Arabic
The Sendai report : managing disaster risks for a resilient future : El informe Sendai : gestion del riesgo de desastres para un futuro resiliente (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2012 80608 Working Paper English, French, Arabic
Caribbean catastrophe risk insurance facility (CCRIF) : pooling risk to protect against natural disasters (English)
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MAR 01, 2012 97469 Brief
Financial protection of the state against natural disasters : a primer (English)
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SEP 01, 2010 WPS5429 Policy Research Working Paper
Sovereign natural disaster insurance for developing countries : a paradigm shift in catastrophe risk financing (English)
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SEP 01, 2007 WPS4345 Policy Research Working Paper
Earthquake vulnerability reduction program in Colombia : a probabilistic cost-benefit analysis (English)
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JUN 01, 2006 WPS3939 Policy Research Working Paper
Guyana : Preliminary damage and needs assessment following the intense flooding of January 2005 (English)
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FEB 14, 2005 41104 Working Paper
Natural disasters and the urban poor (English)
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OCT 01, 2003 35657 Brief Spanish
Natural disasters and the urban poor : Desastres naturales y pobres urbanos (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2003 35657 Brief English