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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October 8, 2014 — Over the coming decade, trillions of dollars will be invested in new infrastructure. The Resilience Dialogue takes on the question of how we can ensure that investments in resilience are part of those decisions. Read More »
October 7, 2014 — India's disaster management response after a catastrophic cyclone in 1999 helped the country be prepared to evacuate residents and save lives when another powerful storm struck almost one year ago.Read More »
October 8, 2014 — The World Bank Group recently brought officials and practitioners from several Asian countries on a study tour to the Netherlands, a key development partner with over 400 years of experience in managing water resources and protecting its population and cities from the devastating effects of flooding. Read More »
October 6, 2014 — The World Bank supports Serbia in addressing some of the most pressing needs in the wake of this disaster – especially over the first winter heating season following the floods.Read More »
September 10, 2014 — Building back better after a disaster is about the quality of the new structures and also about engaging communities – especially the poor and vulnerable. A series of case studies provides ideas and experiences.Read More »