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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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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

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

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

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

Bringing disaster risk management to scale in the Eastern Caribbean (English)

Islands in the Eastern Caribbean are highly vulnerable to natural disasters and climate related hazards and play a significant role in stunting the economic growth and development goals of these countries. ... See More +

Brief 103260 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Resilient recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan (English)

In the Pacific Island nation of Samoa, tropical storms often cause devastating damage to homes, infrastructure, and communities. Following the powerful Tropical Cyclone Evan that swept across the island in July 2012, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank, with funding from the African Caribbean Pacific–European Union Natural Disaster Risk Reduction Program (ACP-EU NDRR), worked with the government of Samoa to assess damages, launch a comprehensive disaster recovery and reconstruction plan to make the transport and agriculture sectors more resilient, and strengthen the country’s financial capacity to manage future shocks from natural disasters. ... See More +

Brief 103267 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela 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

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

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

Protecting school infrastructure against earthquake risks in Peru (English)

Metropolitan Lima is subject to frequent seismic activity that can damage critical infrastructure such as schools and threaten the lives of schoolchildren. ... See More +

Brief 103265 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Encouraging women’s contribution to resilient cities (English)

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been affected by 388 disasters in the past 35 years. The number of natural disaster in the region has nearly tripled since 1980. ... See More +

Brief 103270 JAN 01, 2016

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)

The Pacific Island region is highly vulnerable to natural disasters and climate-related hazards, costing some countries up to an average of 6.6 percent gross domestic product (GDP) every year. ... See More +

Brief 94991 JAN 01, 2015

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Disaster-proofing the transport sector in Vietnam (English)

Vietnam is one of the most hazard-prone areas in the Asia Pacific Region, with floods and storms often isolating communities and disrupting trade flows. ... See More +

Brief 97323 JAN 01, 2015

Huy, Tran Quoc Disclosed

Stakeholders engage to build Belize’s climate resilience (English)

With the increasing incidence of climate-related disasters, the Government of Belize is working to improve its resilience by transforming the country’s approach to economic and social development with a national plan that cuts across all sectors of the economy. ... See More +

Brief 97325 JAN 01, 2015

Bood,Nadia Desiree Disclosed

Building financial resilience against natural hazards in Panama (English)

Panama is highly vulnerable to natural hazards, such as floods, landslides, earthquakes, windstorms, wildfires, and storm surges, which threaten the country's infrastructure and economic assets. ... See More +

Brief 94990 JAN 01, 2015

Rahman,Shaela Disclosed

Improving the agricultural practices of coffee farmers in Central America (English)

In 2006, IFC partnered with Ecom Agroindustrial Ltd., a global leader in commodity trading, to help coffee suppliers in Central America improve their incomes through the adoption of sustainable practices and international quality standards. ... See More +

Brief 112529 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Supporting smallholder banana farmers in meeting international certification standards in the Philippines (English)

IFC partnered with Unifrutti, an international fruit exporter with a local presence in the Philippines, to help build the management capacity of local farmers and provide technical training that helps growers maintain soil quality, recycle water, and produce quality crops. ... See More +

Brief 112528 OCT 01, 2014

Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
Small and medium enterprises : key driver for growth and jobs in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112826 Working Paper
Climate change : innovative solutions for a sustainable future in South Asia (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 112827 Working Paper
Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103269 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
Bringing disaster risk management to scale in the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103260 Brief
Resilient recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103267 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
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
Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103271 Brief
Protecting school infrastructure against earthquake risks in Peru (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103265 Brief
Encouraging women’s contribution to resilient cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103270 Brief
Strengthening financial resilience in the Pacific (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94991 Brief
Disaster-proofing the transport sector in Vietnam (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 97323 Brief
Stakeholders engage to build Belize’s climate resilience (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 97325 Brief
Building financial resilience against natural hazards in Panama (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 94990 Brief
Improving the agricultural practices of coffee farmers in Central America (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 112529 Brief
Supporting smallholder banana farmers in meeting international certification standards in the Philippines (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 112528 Brief