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Addressing climate risk : the Sri Lanka Climate Resilience Program (English)

Sri Lanka is highly vulnerable to natural hazards and has embarked on a comprehensive disaster risk management program to reduce the adverse impacts of climate change and to adapt the stock of infrastructure to extreme climate shocks. ... See More +

Brief 87531 APR 01, 2014

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Working together for identifying disaster risk in Pakistan (English)

While the entire country is vulnerable to natural hazards, there has yet to be a national level risk assessment of Pakistan which is considered as the first step to enable the government to prioritize investments for mitigating the risk these hazards pose to the human capital and infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 82510 AUG 01, 2013

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Indian state comes to Mexico to learn and share experiences about green growth and climate change : South-South exchange program : Funcionarios indios visitan Mexico para estudiar y compartir experiencias en torno al crecimiento verde y el cambio climatico (Spanish)

In September 2012, the World Bank approved a 100 million dollars Development Policy Loan (DPL) for the state of Himachal Pradesh (HP), India to support its transformation to green development. ... See More +

Brief 80468 JUL 08, 2013

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Indian state comes to Mexico to learn and share experiences about green growth and climate change : South-South exchange program (English)

In September 2012, the World Bank approved a 100 million dollars Development Policy Loan (DPL) for the state of Himachal Pradesh (HP), India to support its transformation to green development. ... See More +

Brief 80468 JUL 01, 2013

Spanish Disclosed

Learning from the Pakistan experience of post-2005 earthquake rural housing reconstruction (English)

The earthquake that struck northern parts of Pakistan on the morning of October 8, 2005 left widespread destruction in its wake. It killed over 73,000 people and left more than 2.8 million in need of shelter at the onset of a harsh Himalayan winter, in a predominantly inhospitable rural terrain that was difficult to access. ... See More +

Brief 79740 JUN 01, 2013

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

This brief states that the intense impact of earthquakes, hurricanes, floods and other hazardous events on the vulnerable communities throughout the world highlights the socio-natural character risk that such events entail. ... See More +

Brief 81164 JUN 01, 2013

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Disaster risk management in South Asia : a regional overview (English)

The increased frequency and intensity of disaster events is well documented and understood by most stakeholders across the world. Governments, international institutions, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, among others, have committed significant resources to raising awareness of the exposure and vulnerability of populations to natural hazards such as earthquakes, cyclones, excess rainfall, and other events. ... See More +

Brief 80146 MAY 01, 2013

Disclosed

Disaster risk management and cultural heritage in Bhutan (English)

Many of Bhutan's cultural heritage sites, such as dzongs (fortresses), monasteries, and stupas (relic mounds), are today in active use virtually as they have for centuries, constituting what is known as living heritage. ... See More +

Brief 79763 APR 01, 2013

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Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : transforming Colombo into a flood resilient middle income country capital (English)

The Colombo metropolitan area is Sri Lanka's commercial hub and accounts for almost 50 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 77904 MAR 04, 2013

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National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for Orissa : application of GIS for cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure (English)

India is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, particularly earthquakes, flood, drought, cyclone and landslides. In the last decade, India has seen some major disasters including the Bhuj earthquake in 2001 and the tsunami in 2004. ... See More +

Brief 76324 FEB 01, 2013

Disclosed

Emergency Tsunami Reconstruction Project in Tamil Nadu, India (English)

Coastal Tamil Nadu, one of the most densely populated regions of the world, is facing major issues of sea level variation, shoreline erosion, salt water intrusion, and degradation of mangroves and existing shelterbelts. ... See More +

Brief 76323 JAN 01, 2013

Disclosed

Bihar Kosi Flood Recovery Project : owner driven housing reconstruction (English)

The Kosi River rises in the Tibetan plateau of China and flows across Nepal into Bihar, joining the Ganges near Kursela, India. On 18th August 2008, the Kosi breached its embankments at Kusaha in Nepal’s Sunsari district, resulting in massive floods across Nepal and Bihar. ... See More +

Brief 76316 DEC 01, 2012

Disclosed

Management of slope stability in communities (MoSSaiC) in Saint Lucia (English)

In many developing countries, landslide risk is increasing as unauthorized housing is built on already landslide prone hill-slopes surrounding urban areas. ... See More +

Brief 78723 DEC 01, 2012

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Building climate resilience in the Eastern Caribbean : regional disaster vulnerability reduction program (English)

The increasing pace of climate change will continue tohave negative impacts on the people, environments,and economies of the Eastern Caribbean islands. ... See More +

Brief 113537 JUL 01, 2012

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Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Addressing climate risk : the Sri Lanka Climate Resilience Program (English)
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APR 01, 2014 87531 Brief
Working together for identifying disaster risk in Pakistan (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 82510 Brief
Indian state comes to Mexico to learn and share experiences about green growth and climate change : South-South exchange program : Funcionarios indios visitan Mexico para estudiar y compartir experiencias en torno al crecimiento verde y el cambio climatico (Spanish)
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JUL 08, 2013 80468 Brief English
Indian state comes to Mexico to learn and share experiences about green growth and climate change : South-South exchange program (English)
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JUL 01, 2013 80468 Brief Spanish
Learning from the Pakistan experience of post-2005 earthquake rural housing reconstruction (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 79740 Brief
Probabilistic modeling for disaster risk management for Bogota, Colombia : Modelacion probabilista para la gestion del riesgo de desastre el caso de Bogota, Colombia (Spanish)
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JUN 01, 2013 81164 Brief
Disaster risk management in South Asia : a regional overview (English)
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MAY 01, 2013 80146 Brief
Disaster risk management and cultural heritage in Bhutan (English)
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APR 01, 2013 79763 Brief
Metro Colombo Urban Development Project : transforming Colombo into a flood resilient middle income country capital (English)
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MAR 04, 2013 77904 Brief
National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project for Orissa : application of GIS for cyclone risk mitigation infrastructure (English)
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FEB 01, 2013 76324 Brief
Emergency Tsunami Reconstruction Project in Tamil Nadu, India (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 76323 Brief
Bihar Kosi Flood Recovery Project : owner driven housing reconstruction (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 76316 Brief
Management of slope stability in communities (MoSSaiC) in Saint Lucia (English)
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DEC 01, 2012 78723 Brief
Building climate resilience in the Eastern Caribbean : regional disaster vulnerability reduction program (English)
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JUL 01, 2012 113537 Brief