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Stories of impact

2014 - present

The Stories of Impact series highlights work involving the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) that has helped to reduce developing countries' vulnerability to natural hazards and build communities' resilience.


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Fisheries livelihood support in India’s coastal regions (English)

In India’s coastal regions of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, over 200,000 families depend on fishing and related activities for their livelihoods. The coastal regions are also known to be vulnerable to numerous natural and manmade hazards, as well as ongoing environmental degradation and climate change effects. ... See More +

Brief 114476 JAN 01, 2017

Urrutia Duarte,Ignacio M. Disclosed

Harnessing geospatial data through geonode (English)

Effective risk assessment and disaster recovery efforts can only be as good as the data that informs them. With missing or inadequate risk information hindering resilience in many developing countries, the global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) developed geonode, a web-based, open source software that enables users to access, share, and visualize geospatial data. ... See More +

Brief 114475 JAN 01, 2017

Simpson,Alanna Leigh Disclosed

Understanding risk : a growing global community (English)

Building resilience to natural hazards begins with a better understanding of disaster risk. In an effort to bridge gaps in risk information and create a self-sustaining culture of resilience, together with partners around the world, the global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) formed the understanding risk (UR) community in 2010. ... See More +

Brief 114477 JAN 01, 2017

Simpson,Alanna Leigh Disclosed

Climate change : innovative solutions for a sustainable future in South Asia (English)

Globally, average temperatures have risen almost one degree Celsius since the late 19th century with massive loss of arctic sea ice, extreme heat waves, rising sea levels, and variable and extreme rainfall patterns creating droughts and floods. ... See More +

Working Paper 112827 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)

Forty million new jobs need to be created in South Asia by 2016 to absorb newcomers in the labor market. Small and medium enterprises will be the main providers of these jobs. ... See More +

Working Paper 112826 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Stories of impact : prioritizing climate resilient transport in Belize (English)

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is working with the Government of Belize to boost the climate resilience of Belize’s road network and transport sector. ... See More +

Brief 114808 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Stories of impact : communicating flood risk along Guyana’s coast (English)

After catastrophic flooding in January 2005, the government of Guyana launched the Conservancy Adaptation Project to address flood risks in the country’s coastal areas, disseminating vital technical information and key knowledge on disaster risk measures. ... See More +

Brief 114810 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Stories of impact : building back better in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)

After heavy flooding in May 2014, which affected more than 25 percent of the nation’s population, the Governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina launched a Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA), with support from Global Facility forDisaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the European Union, and the United Nations DevelopmentProgramme (UNDP). ... See More +

Brief 114809 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Building a stronger emergency management system in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)

Proper coordination is critical to saving lives and meeting emergency needs when it comes to responding to natural disasters. Until recently the Kyrgyz Republic, a country that is frequently affected by small reoccurring natural hazards, did not have a unified national crisis management system in place. ... See More +

Brief 115239 JAN 01, 2017

Takeuchi,Ko Disclosed

Making Senegal’s cities more flood-resilient (English)

Flooding has become a major problem in Senegal’s cities, a trend exacerbated by rural urban migration and a lack of access to drainage and sewage infrastructure. ... See More +

Brief 115241 JAN 01, 2017

Kane,Isabelle Celine Disclosed

Building the foundation for resilience in Serbia (English)

Following extremely heavy rainfall in May 2014, Serbia experienced its most severe flooding in more than a century. In the aftermath, the government conducted a recovery needs assessment (RNA) with support from the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the European Union (EU). ... See More +

Brief 115243 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Stories of impact : amplifying Serbia’s financial resilience against natural hazards (English)

In recent years, Serbia has been severely affected by disasters and has suffered widespread damage. The 2014 floods alone affected 1.6 million people and resulted in damages equivalent to 4.8 percent of the country’s Gross domestic product (GDP). ... See More +

Brief 116603 JAN 01, 2017

Disclosed

Shaping Ukraine’s recovery (English)

The ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine has resulted in instability and insecurity, heavily impacting the Ukrainian people with devastating social and economic consequences. ... See More +

Brief 103268 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Building disaster resilience in the Philippines (English)

The Philippines is one of the most vulnerable nations in the world to natural hazards. Based on the government-led Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) following the devastating 2009 typhoons, the World Bank, in close collaboration with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), extended analytical support to formulate a disaster risk financing strategy to reduce the fiscal burden arising from the recurring costs of disasters. ... See More +

Brief 103266 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)

Located in the Pacific Ring of Fire and at the center of the Pacific cyclone belt, Vanuatu is exposed to one of the world’s highest levels of natural disaster risk. ... See More +

Brief 103269 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Building resilient communities across Indonesia (English)

Indonesia is among the top thirty five countries with high mortality risks due to several natural hazards. Forty percent of the population is at risk, representing more than ninety million lives. ... See More +

Brief 103263 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Reducing risk and supporting recovery in Nepal (English)

Nepal is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, including earthquakes. In April and May 2015, two high magnitude earthquakes rocked the Kathmandu Valley, claiming nearly 8,800 lives. ... See More +

Brief 103264 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Identifying risks and guiding recovery efforts in Malawi (English)

In January 2015, Malawi experienced some of the most devastating flooding in its history. In the aftermath, the Government of Malawi conducted a post-disaster needs assessment (PDNA), with support from the European Union (EU), the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the United Nations (UN), and the World Bank. ... See More +

Brief 103261 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia (English)

Ethiopia suffers from a long history of drought due to increasing dependency on rain-fed agriculture and years of extremely poor rainfall. The aftermath of drought weighs heavily on Ethiopians. ... See More +

Brief 103262 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)

Since 2000, flood and drought events have cumulatively affected more than 13 million people across Sri Lanka. Regular flooding, drought, and landslides are natural hazards that threaten the long-term growth and development of the country. ... See More +

Brief 103271 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

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Fisheries livelihood support in India’s coastal regions (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114476 Brief
Harnessing geospatial data through geonode (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114475 Brief
Understanding risk : a growing global community (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114477 Brief
Climate change : innovative solutions for a sustainable future in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112827 Working Paper
Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112826 Working Paper
Stories of impact : prioritizing climate resilient transport in Belize (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114808 Brief
Stories of impact : communicating flood risk along Guyana’s coast (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114810 Brief
Stories of impact : building back better in Bosnia and Herzegovina (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114809 Brief
Building a stronger emergency management system in the Kyrgyz Republic (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115239 Brief
Making Senegal’s cities more flood-resilient (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115241 Brief
Building the foundation for resilience in Serbia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 115243 Brief
Stories of impact : amplifying Serbia’s financial resilience against natural hazards (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 116603 Brief
Shaping Ukraine’s recovery (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103268 Brief
Building disaster resilience in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103266 Brief
Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103269 Brief
Building resilient communities across Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103263 Brief
Reducing risk and supporting recovery in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103264 Brief
Identifying risks and guiding recovery efforts in Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103261 Brief
Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103262 Brief
Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103271 Brief