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Insights in Disaster Risk Management (DRM)

September 2013 - present

 

These briefs highlight the successes, challenges, and lessons learned from our disaster risk management interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean. This multimedia publication seeks to educate readers on various aspects of disaster risk management, inspire development practitioners tackling similar issues, and demonstrate the impact of financing for a given project, program or initiative.

 

 

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The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (Spanish)

In 1998, Hurricane Mitch swept across Central America causing unprece¬dented damage in its wake. In Nicaragua, over 3,000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were left homeless due to related flooding and mudslides. ... See More +

Brief 99268 AUG 01, 2015

English Disclosed

The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (English)

In 1998, Hurricane Mitch swept across Central America causing unprece¬dented damage in its wake. In Nicaragua, over 3,000 people lost their lives and hundreds of thousands were left homeless due to related flooding and mudslides. ... See More +

Brief 99268 AUG 01, 2015

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Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)

In 2005, Panama became the first country to develop a National Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. This was a result of Panama's financial system and economic assets being increasingly at risk to natural hazards like extreme weather events and seismic activity. ... See More +

Brief 94762 MAR 01, 2015

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What's measured can be managed : high-risk settlements in Colombia (Spanish)

This issue focuses on communities in Colombia at high-risk to natural disasters. Policymakers continue long-term efforts to understand the scope of the problem and target measures to reduce the vulnerability of people living at risk to flooding and landslides. ... See More +

Brief 93097 NOV 08, 2014

English Disclosed

What's measured can be managed : high-risk settlements in Colombia (English)

This issue focuses on communities in Colombia at high-risk to natural disasters. Policymakers continue long-term efforts to understand the scope of the problem and target measures to reduce the vulnerability of people living at risk to flooding and landslides. ... See More +

Brief 93097 NOV 01, 2014

Spanish Disclosed

The power of a multi-sectoral approach to climate and municipal risk in Bolivia : La importancia de un enfoque multisectorial sobre el riesgo climático a nivel municipal en Bolivia (Spanish)

This issue focuses on how to determine the most effective solutions to reduce risk from four main hazards (flood, drought, frost, forest fires) in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 91634 SEP 01, 2014

English Disclosed

The power of a multi-sectoral approach to climate and municipal risk in Bolivia (English)

This issue focuses on how to determine the most effective solutions to reduce risk from four main hazards (flood, drought, frost, forest fires) in Bolivia. ... See More +

Brief 91634 SEP 01, 2014

Spanish Disclosed

Decision-making and investment strategies for managing flood risk in Guyana (English)

This issue focuses on ways to tackle persistent flooding and economic vulnerabilities in the agricultural sector for Guyana. In January 2005 extreme and prolonged rainfall caused widespread flooding in Guyana with flood levels elevated well above safe operating levels, putting the East Demerara Water Conservancy reservoir and dam at risk of overtopping and catastrophic breaching. ... See More +

Brief 89824 JUL 31, 2014

Spanish Disclosed

Decision-making and investment strategies for managing flood risk in Guyana : Estrategias de toma de decisiones e inversion para la gestion del riesgo de inundaciones en Guyana (Spanish)

This issue focuses on ways to tackle persistent flooding and economic vulnerabilities in the agricultural sector for Guyana. In January 2005 extreme and prolonged rainfall caused widespread flooding in Guyana with flood levels elevated well above safe operating levels, putting the East Demerara Water Conservancy reservoir and dam at risk of overtopping and catastrophic breaching. ... See More +

Brief 89824 JUL 01, 2014

English Disclosed

From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti (English)

This issue focuses on emergency evacaution strategies for the people of Haiti. The country ranks as one of the countries with the highest exposure to multiple natural hazards in the world, with 96 percent of Haitians currently living at risk. ... See More +

Brief 88660 MAY 01, 2014

French Disclosed

From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti : Des montagnes aux vallees : une autre approche des strategies d'evacuation d'urgence en Haiti (French)

This issue focuses on emergency evacaution strategies for the people of Haiti. The country ranks as one of the countries with the highest exposure to multiple natural hazards in the world, with 96 percent of Haitians currently living at risk. ... See More +

Brief 88660 MAY 01, 2014

English Disclosed

Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro (English)

This issue focuses on ways to minimize impact on vulnerable populations living in the Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region, particularly in regards to extreme flooding and devastating landslides. ... See More +

Brief 86519 MAR 01, 2014

Spanish, Portuguese Disclosed

Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) : en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)

This issue focuses on ways to minimize impact on vulnerable populations living in the Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region, particularly in regards to extreme flooding and devastating landslides. ... See More +

Brief 86519 MAR 01, 2014

Portuguese, English Disclosed

Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro : Plamejamento metropolitano integrado : um caso de GRD no estado do Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese)

This issue focuses on ways to minimize impact on vulnerable populations living in the Rio de Janeiro's mountainous region, particularly in regards to extreme flooding and devastating landslides. ... See More +

Brief 86519 MAR 01, 2014

Disclosed

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 03, 2014

English Disclosed

Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)

This issue focuses on a regional study and technical assistance initiative to strengthen climate adaptation planning for small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). ... See More +

Brief 84441 JAN 01, 2014

Spanish Disclosed

Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector (English)

Costa Rica is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the World due to the tectonic interaction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates. Earthquakes, and other natural hazards, place major stress on the country’s population, infrastructure and economy, and often result in the disruption of basic services. ... See More +

Brief 82614 NOV 01, 2013

Spanish Disclosed

Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector : Evaluación del riesgo sísmico en Costa Rica : Fortalecimiento de capacidades en el sector de agua y saneamiento (Spanish)

Costa Rica is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the World due to the tectonic interaction of the Cocos and Caribbean plates. Earthquakes, and other natural hazards, place major stress on the country’s population, infrastructure and economy, and often result in the disruption of basic services. ... See More +

Brief 82614 NOV 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Open data for resilience in the Caribbean (English)

Data is essential to inform decisions aimed at reducing disaster risk. In the Caribbean, considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the world, governments face two fundamental decisions when it comes to disaster risk reduction: where and how to build. ... See More +

Brief 82613 SEP 01, 2013

Spanish Disclosed

Open data for resilience in the Caribbean : Datos de libre acceso para la capacidad de adaptación en el Caribe (Spanish)

Data is essential to inform decisions aimed at reducing disaster risk. In the Caribbean, considered one of the most vulnerable regions in the world, governments face two fundamental decisions when it comes to disaster risk reduction: where and how to build. ... See More +

Brief 82613 SEP 01, 2013

English Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (Spanish)
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AUG 01, 2015 99268 Brief English
The Caribbean and Central American partnership for catastrophe risk insurance : creation of a regional partnership for financial resilience (English)
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AUG 01, 2015 99268 Brief
Disaster Risk Financing in Panama : protecting people, economy and international markets (English)
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MAR 01, 2015 94762 Brief
What's measured can be managed : high-risk settlements in Colombia (Spanish)
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NOV 08, 2014 93097 Brief English
What's measured can be managed : high-risk settlements in Colombia (English)
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NOV 01, 2014 93097 Brief Spanish
The power of a multi-sectoral approach to climate and municipal risk in Bolivia : La importancia de un enfoque multisectorial sobre el riesgo climático a nivel municipal en Bolivia (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2014 91634 Brief English
The power of a multi-sectoral approach to climate and municipal risk in Bolivia (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 91634 Brief Spanish
Decision-making and investment strategies for managing flood risk in Guyana (English)
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JUL 31, 2014 89824 Brief Spanish
Decision-making and investment strategies for managing flood risk in Guyana : Estrategias de toma de decisiones e inversion para la gestion del riesgo de inundaciones en Guyana (Spanish)
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JUL 01, 2014 89824 Brief English
From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 88660 Brief French
From mountains to valleys : an alternative approach to emergency evacuation strategies in Haiti : Des montagnes aux vallees : une autre approche des strategies d'evacuation d'urgence en Haiti (French)
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MAY 01, 2014 88660 Brief English
Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 86519 Brief Spanish, Portuguese
Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) : en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)
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MAR 01, 2014 86519 Brief Portuguese, English
Integrated metropolitan planning : a case for DRM in the state of Rio de Janeiro : Plamejamento metropolitano integrado : um caso de GRD no estado do Rio de Janeiro (Portuguese)
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MAR 01, 2014 86519 Brief
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) : Planificacion para la adaptacion al cambio climatico (CC) en ciudades pequenas y medianas (Spanish)
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JAN 03, 2014 84441 Brief English
Climate change adaptation planning in small and medium-sized cities in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 84441 Brief Spanish
Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector (English)
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NOV 01, 2013 82614 Brief Spanish
Seismic risk assessment in Costa Rica : building capacity in the water and sanitation sector : Evaluación del riesgo sísmico en Costa Rica : Fortalecimiento de capacidades en el sector de agua y saneamiento (Spanish)
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NOV 01, 2013 82614 Brief English
Open data for resilience in the Caribbean (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 82613 Brief Spanish
Open data for resilience in the Caribbean : Datos de libre acceso para la capacidad de adaptación en el Caribe (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2013 82613 Brief English