The January 2023 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report warns that the global economy is dangerously close to a recession, with small states particularly the most vulnerable to shocks and economic recovery. In our brand new episode of The Development Podcast, hear from one of the GEP’s lead report authors, Dana Vorisek, the Hon. Tiofilusi Tiueti, Minister for Finance and Tonga World Bank Governor, and Anna Kay, a female-owned restauranteur in Jamaica, as they speak to the impacts of a worsening global economy on already vulnerable states.
Tune in for a replay of this event, which serves as an urgent appeal to practitioners across sectors to champion integrated water storage solutions—natural, built, and hybrid—to meet a range of human, economic, and environmental needs for the 21st century.
Disasters hurt the poor and vulnerable the most. Over the past decade, the World Bank has emerged as the global leader in disaster risk management, supporting client countries to assess exposure to hazards and address disaster risks.
- Project: Türkiye Earthquake, Floods and Wildfires Emergency Reconstruction Project
- Feature: Lessons in Earthquake Reconstruction: Five Proven Approaches from Nepal
- Feature: Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Transport Infrastructure after a Disaster: The 2010 Haiti Post-Earthquake Experience
- Report: Seismic Risk
- Project: Philippines Seismic Risk Reduction and Resilience Project
- Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)
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Food security is defined when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.
Climate change, poverty, and inequality are the defining issues of our age. The World Bank Group is the biggest multilateral funder of climate investments in developing countries.
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