Author(s): Lisa Kirtz, Juanita Schmidhammer, Luise Richter This publication intends to inspire policy- and decision-makers as well as practitioners by showcasing a selection of 20 solutions that have been applied in very different settings and
Economic Consequences Assessment Model (ECAM): A tool & methodology for measuring indirect economic effects
Source United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Authors: William Lehman Miles K. Light Richard J. Nugent III et al. This contributing paper explains how indirect economic impacts are computed, the necessary input data, and
Author: Duncan Macqueen This training programme provides an outline for a refresher course on two toolkits that have been developed to support practitioners in improving business incubation and risk management processes – plus adding a
Author(s): United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Asia-Pacific Scientific and Technology Advisory Group (AP-STAG) A regional status review was also provided for seven strategic themes, including (1) Science and synergies: sustainable development, climate change
Authors: Anna Ford Vincent Casey Rik Goverde et al. Currently, millions of people across the globe don’t have safe water to drink. As climate change continues to wreak havoc, communities will see their homes and means
This report highlights 2021 global natural hazards and helps quantify and qualify how topics such as climate change, socioeconomics, and other emerging issues are driving new and emerging types of risk. The data, statistics, and
By: Minh Tran, Stockholm Environment Institute This brief provides a qualitative and descriptive analysis that shows the connections between disaster risk reduction and health, in existing policies at the regional and sub-regional levels in Asia
By: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction – Regional Office for the Americas and the Caribbean The Caribbean faces a long road to recovery after the pandemic rocked the region, devastating its vital tourism
By: Juan Jose Miranda, Luigi Butron, Chrissie Pantoja et al. This study quantifies the effects of hurricane windstorms on economic activity using nightlight as a proxy at the highest spatial resolution data available (1 square
This paper was commissioned by the IFRC and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre as an update of a first scan of the overlapping impacts of COVID-19 and climate-related disasters in September 2020, complemented
This report discusses how Implicit contingent liabilities, such as those generated by natural disasters, are often not quantified in the government balance sheet. However, when they materialize, they place pressure on government finances that may
Words into Action (WiA) are a series of guidelines, based on global expertise, communities of practice, and networks of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) practitioners. The guidelines provide practical, specific advice on implementing a people-centered approach
State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean 2020 represents the first multi-agency effort involving National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs), WMO Regional Climate Centres (RCCs), research institutions, and international and regional organizations.
Disasters can damage or entirely destroy bridges and cause widespread destruction and social mayhem. But factoring risk into design and maintenance can help ensure the safety of the millions of people who cross bridges on
COVID-19 does not discriminate, but its impact does. As the pandemic exacerbates existing vulnerabilities, inequalities, poverty and exclusion also impair efforts to contain the outbreak. In this collection of resources find publications, news stories, and
Date: 17 June 2021, 15:00 CEST Droughts have deep, widespread and underestimated impacts on societies, ecosystems, and economies. They incur costs that are borne disproportionately by the most vulnerable people. The extensive impacts of drought
There is limited actionable guidance on how the rural sanitation and hygiene sector can make systemic changes through planning and implementing project delivery, enabling demand, changing behaviour, addressing social norms, monitoring and evaluation, and more
We cannot reduce risk effectively if we cannot measure disaster losses. Find a collection of reports, data, and articles on measuring disaster losses and stocktaking challenges and best practices.
THE DATE: Thursday 20 May 2021 | 14:00 – 16:00 Geneva time The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre is pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of our flagship report, the 2021 Global Report on Internal
This report shares highlights from this work, to document and share the approaches that have worked as countries navigate their often challenging—but absolutely critical—National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes. The NAP Global Network hopes to use
This compendium compiles Good Practices on Post Disaster Recovery, to disseminate and highlight the work and recovery processes that are being carried out in different countries of the following regions: Africa, Asia, East Europe (ECIS)
Detailed disaster loss data for more than 89 countries is available. Data can be searched by disaster type, country, province, and municipality.
EM-DAT compiles essential core data on the occurrence and effects of mass disasters in the world from 1900 to the present day. The database is managed by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED), drawing from various
A collection of global reports on the human and economic impacts of disasters. Topics covered range from Covid-19 and tropical cyclones to internal displacement and storm surges.
Disasters affect women, girls, boys and men differently. From life expectancy to education, health, safety, job security and nutrition, women are disproportionately impacted by disasters, including climate-related disasters and pandemics. Women’s exposure and vulnerability are
Latin America and the Caribbean was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, which arrived on the back of years of disappointing economic growth and limited social progress, and after a wave of social unrest. This
The Natural Hazards – Nature-based Solutions platform is a hub for projects, investments, guidance and studies making use of nature to reduce the risks associated with natural hazards. Our objective is to host and facilitate
World Bank Group learning platform which also includes topics on disaster risk finance. Access development topics through online courses that are customized to your needs. Dive into their catalog of virtually facilitated and self-paced courses
Financial products offered by the World Bank Treasury ranging from CAT Bonds, contingent financing to insurance packages. The World Bank helps clients increase their financial resilience to disasters by supporting disaster risk financing programs and offering
Disaster risk financing is about having plans, systems and finance in place before an event to ensure that adequate finance can flow rapidly and effectively in an emergency, reducing impacts and speeding recovery. The approach
The World Bank is the largest single source of development knowledge. The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. By extending and improving