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Building resilience. Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development. The World Bank Group Experience
  • Building resilience. Integrating Climate and Disaster Risk into Development. The World Bank Group Experience
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2013
  • This report shows why building climate resilience is critical to ending extreme poverty and building shared prosperity. The report opens international discussions related to understanding loss and damage from climate change and calls for the international development community to work across disciplines and sectors to build long-term resilience, reduce risk and avoid climbing future costs. It emphasizes the necessity of building and empowering institutions for the sustained effort needed for making development climate and disaster resilient and by highlightin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Disaster prevention, Disasters, Poverty reduction, Resilience, Risk management

Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A regional overview
  • Disaster Risk Management in South Asia: A regional overview
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). December 2012
  • This report informs readers about the elements that are driving increases in disaster risk in the South Asia Region (SAR). The report first examines the regional rise in disaster events and losses, the nature of the hazards, the drivers of current and future disaster loss, and provides an overview of activities that can reduce the vulnerability of exposed assets. A more detailed profile of each of the major hazards in SAR is then provided in Annex 1. Finally, Annex 2 examines the Disaster Risk Management (DRM) profile of each country in the region. These incl...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Floods, Resilience, Risk management, Urbanization, Vulnerability

(The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • (The) Role of Hydrometeorological Services in Disaster Risk Management
  • United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Meteorological Organization (WMO). March 2012
  • This publication presents the proceedings from the joint workshop co-organized by the World Bank, GFDRR, UNISDR and WMO in Washington, D.C. on March 12, 2012. The purpose of the workshop was to share best practices and experience in innovative and state-of-the-art hydrometeorological services and their use in disaster risk reduction mechanisms that are effectively protecting lives, livelihood, and assets. The first part of the workshop focused on best practices in hydro and weather hazard monitoring and early warning for extreme events. The second part focuse...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe, Northern America
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Economic impact, Floods, Meteorology, Risk management

Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • Thai Floods 2011. Rapid Assessment for Resilient Recovery and Reconstruction Planning
  • World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • In response to the prolonged and widespread flooding throughout Thailand in 2011, the Royal Thai Government, in conjunction with the World Bank and other development partners, undertook this rapid assessment of the impact of the floods in 26 of the 66 affected provinces. This report outlines these findings, including damage and loss estimates and social and economic impacts, and proposes strategies for resilient recovery and reconstruction planning.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Health, Risk management

Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • Cities and Flooding. A Guide to Integrated Urban Flood Risk Management for the 21st Century
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). February 2012
  • This document provides forward-looking operational guidance on how to manage the risk of floods in a rapidly transforming urban environment and changeable climate. The Guide serves as a primer for decision and policy makers, technical specialists, central, regional and local government officials, and concerned stakeholders in the community sector, civil society and non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Guide starts with A Summary for Policy Makers which outlines and describes the key areas which policy makers need to be knowledgeable abo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia, Europe, Global, Latin America and the Caribbean, Oceania
  • Main themes: Floods, Risk management, Urban areas

Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America
  • Preventive Resettlement of Populations at Risk of Disaster. Experiences from Latin America
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2011
  • As a companion to the Populations at Risk of Disaster: A Resettlement Guide, this publication presents different case studies from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Guatemala. Chapter I analyzes global natural disaster trends and their impacts. It also studies these trends in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the principal factors that increase the vulnerability to natural disasters. Chapter II analyzes resettlement as a risk reduction measure and describes the objectives and methodology of the cases studied. The next four chapters present the findings ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Drought, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management, Vulnerability

Populations at Risk of Disaster. A Resettlement Guide
  • Populations at Risk of Disaster. A Resettlement Guide
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). November 2011
  • This book is designed for governments that make decisions on the application of preventive resettlement programs as disaster risk reduction measures, as well as for institutions and professionals in charge of preparing and implementing these programs, civil society organizations participating in resettlement and risk reduction processes, and at-risk communities. The guide has two parts. The first consists of two chapters. The first of these looks at disasters, including hydrometeorological disasters (floods, droughts, etc.), occurring worldwide and their impa...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Emergency situations, Floods, Risk management

Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction
  • Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), World Bank Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR). January 2011
  • These guidance notes are intended to be used by policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations through improved hazard resistant construction and retrofitting of schools buildings. They can be used to guide discussion, planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of school construction. The document addresses different types of hazards, including floods. It focuses only on hazards that pose a threat to school structure...[Read full description]
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Floods, Infrastructure, Risk management, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

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