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City risk diagnostic for urban resilience in Indonesia (English)

In 2012, the World Bank initiated the building urban resilience in East Asia program, aimed at increasing the resilience of cities to disasters and the impact of climate change by using a risk-based approach to making public investment decisions. ... See More +

Working Paper 102982 JAN 12, 2016

Gunawan,Iwan; Sagala,Saut Aritua Hasiholan; Amin,Suryani; Zawani,Hoferdy; Mangunsong,Ruby

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option Program (English)

The development objective of the Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option Program is to enhance the technical and financial capacity of the Government of the Philippines to reduce disaster risk and manage the socio-economic and fiscal impacts of natural disasters. ... See More +

Program Document 96587 DEC 01, 2015

Haiti - Emergency Bridge Reconstruction and Vulnerability Reduction Project (English)

Ratings for the Emergency Bridge Reconstruction and Vulnerability Reduction Project for Haiti were as follows: outcomes were moderately satisfactory, the risk to development outcome was substantial, the Bank performance was satisfactory, and the Borrower performance was moderately satisfactory. ... See More +

Implementation Completion and Results Report ICR2483 NOV 30, 2015

Social protection and disaster risk management in the Philippines : the case of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) (English)

This paper evaluates how the Philippines utilize social protection systems and programs to help households better manage disaster risk. Exposure and vulnerability to natural disasters and the effects of climate change are particularly high in the Philippines. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7482 NOV 09, 2015

Bowen,Thomas Vaughan

The exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond of poor households to recurrent floods in Mumbai (English)

This paper examines poor households in the city of Mumbai and their exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond to recurrent floods. The paper discusses policy implications for future adaptive capacity, resilience, and poverty alleviation. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7481 NOV 05, 2015

Patankar,Archana Mahesh

Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty : assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts (English)

People living in poverty are particularly vulnerable to shocks, including those caused by natural disasters such as floods and droughts. Previous studies in local contexts have shown that poor people are also often overrepresented in hazard-prone areas. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7480 NOV 05, 2015

Winsemius,Hessel C.; Jongman,Brenden; Veldkamp,Ted I.E.; Hallegatte,Stephane; Bangalore,Mook; Ward,Philip J.

Climate and disaster resilience of greater Dhaka area : a micro level analysis (English)

Megacity Dhaka encounters various kinds of natural disasters quite frequently owing to its geographical location and a number of other physical and environmental conditions including low topography, land characteristics, multiplicity of rivers and the monsoon climate. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 101066 NOV 01, 2015

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City risk diagnostic for urban resilience in Indonesia (English)
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JAN 12, 2016 102982 Working Paper
Addressing climate risks in Sri Lanka (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103271 Brief
Encouraging women’s contribution to resilient cities (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103270 Brief
Supporting resilient recovery in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103269 Brief
Shaping Ukraine’s recovery (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103268 Brief
Resilient recovery in Samoa after Cyclone Evan (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103267 Brief
Building disaster resilience in the Philippines (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103266 Brief
Protecting school infrastructure against earthquake risks in Peru (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103265 Brief
Reducing risk and supporting recovery in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103264 Brief
Building resilient communities across Indonesia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103263 Brief
Safeguarding against disasters in Ethiopia (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103262 Brief
Identifying risks and guiding recovery efforts in Malawi (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103261 Brief
Bringing disaster risk management to scale in the Eastern Caribbean (English)
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JAN 01, 2016 103260 Brief
Philippines - Second Disaster Risk Management Development Policy Loan with a Catastrophe-Deferred Drawdown Option Program (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 96587 Program Document
Haiti - Emergency Bridge Reconstruction and Vulnerability Reduction Project (English)
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NOV 30, 2015 ICR2483 Implementation Completion and Results Report
Social protection and disaster risk management in the Philippines : the case of typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) (English)
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NOV 09, 2015 WPS7482 Policy Research Working Paper
The exposure, vulnerability, and ability to respond of poor households to recurrent floods in Mumbai (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7481 Policy Research Working Paper
Disaster risk, climate change, and poverty : assessing the global exposure of poor people to floods and droughts (English)
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NOV 05, 2015 WPS7480 Policy Research Working Paper
Climate and disaster resilience of greater Dhaka area : a micro level analysis (English)
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NOV 01, 2015 101066 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Vietnam - Managing Natural Hazards Project : procurement plan : Việt Nam - Dự án Quản lý thiên tai : kế hoạch đấu thầu (Vietnamese,English)
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OCT 19, 2015 100469 Procurement Plan