Disasters hurt the poor and vulnerable the most. More than one-third of the world’s poor live in multi-hazard zones, and low-income countries account for more than 70 percent of the world’s disaster “hotspots.” Mainstreaming disaster risk management into development planning can help lower the impact of disasters on property and lives.
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December 11, 2014 — With science showing the world locked into about 1.5°C warming or worse, adaptation and development are inextricably linked. Building in resilience to the effects of climate change is essential as we work to bring down emissions, writes Rachel Kyte.Read More »
November 26, 2014 — The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Pilot is helping small island states deal with the risks of expensive disaster recovery. GFDRR looked at lessons from the first three years of the pilot.Read More »
November 7, 2014 — A year ago, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) wreaked havoc in the Philippines. One key lesson from the recovery has been the value of having social protection systems in place early.Read More »