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BRIEF December 21, 2020

City Resilience Program

Across the globe, urban areas are growing by 1.4 million people each week. Most of this growth is happening in the developing world, where cities are facing growing risks from natural disasters. As the climate changes, these disasters will become more common, and more destructive. Established in 2017, the City Resilience Program is an initiative, managed by GFDRR and implemented by the World Bank, aimed at increasing financing for urban resilience.

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The City Resilience Program (CRP) is a partnership between the World Bank and GFDRR. Launched in June 2017 as a multi-donor initiative aimed at increasing financing for urban resilience, the Program is supported by the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.

The aim of the program is to catalyze a shift toward longer term, more comprehensive multi-disciplinary packages of technical and financial services, building the pipeline for viable projects at the city level that, in turn, build resilience.

Learn more about the City Resilence Program