Bosnia and Herzegovina is an upper middle-income country which has accomplished a great deal since the mid-1990s. Today, it is an EU potential candidate country and is now embarking on a new growth model amid a period of slow growth and the global financial crisis.
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New resources for disaster risk reductionWith a growing disaster risk management portfolio, totaling $5.3 billion in fiscal year 2014, the World Bank Group sees resilience and risk reduction as centra... Show More +l to its goals of alleviating poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The World Bank Group and GFDRR will contribute to sessions in Sendai, including ministerial round-tables, multi-stakeholder working sessions, and public forum sessions. These will focus on critical disaster risk management issues, include building back better after disasters, enhancing resilience of small island states, and, through a special edition of the Resilience Dialogue, advancing post-2015 resilience goals. The conference will also feature the launch of a Challenge Fund to support disaster risk identification projects, supported by GFDRR and the UK Department for International Development.The World Bank Group and GFDRR will be releasing several new publications, including an infographic report called Investing in Resilience, a policy note building the business case for DRM entitled the Triple Dividend of Resilience, an updated Disaster Recovery Framework Guide, four new reports on specific disaster risk management topics informing the Global Assessment Reports (GAR), produced in partnership with UNISDR, two new reports on community-driven development and a new set of GFDRR Stories of Impact.This is a landmark year for international agreements, including the Sustainable Development Goals, climate negotiations in Paris, and financing for development discussions in Addis Ababa. The World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction has the potential to set the tone for these discussions, ensuring they integrate the theme of resilience so that we are able to collectively as an international community, and at the country-level, develop policies and actions toward sustainable, resilient solutions in the face of rising climate and disaster challenges.“The Hyogo Framework for Action was crucial in focusing international attention and effort towards the reduction of disaster risk,” said Rachel Kyte, World Bank vice president and special envoy for climate change. “The year ahead offers a unique opportunity to take this momentum to the next level – starting here in Sendai, and later in Addis Ababa and Paris. Through these defining development and climate negotiations, we can ensure that resilience is fully integrated in the post-2015 development framework.” Show Less -