Caribbean magazine: Road to Recovery 8

Caribbean magazine: Road to Recovery

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

Implementation Guides 12

Implementation Guides

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

Building Resilient Bridges 14

Building Resilient Bridges

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

Vulnerability in the age of COVID-19 15

Vulnerability in the age of COVID-19

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

Launch of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021 16

Launch of the GAR Special Report on Drought 2021

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

Collecting Disaster Loss Data 18

Collecting Disaster Loss Data

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.



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

Disaster Statistics Collection 24

Disaster Statistics Collection

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.

Women's Resilience to Disasters: Knowledge Hub 25

Women’s Resilience to Disasters: Knowledge Hub

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

The Cost of Staying Healthy 26

The Cost of Staying Healthy

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

Natural Hazards Nature-based Solutions 27

Natural Hazards Nature-based Solutions

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

Open Learning Campus 28

Open Learning Campus

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

IBRD Financial Products 29

IBRD Financial Products

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 in Concert 30

Disaster Risk Financing in Concert

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

Open Knowledge Repository 31

Open Knowledge Repository

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