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Mengubah ‘disabilitas’ menjadi ‘kemampuan’: kesempatan untuk mensosialisasikan perkembangan inklusi disabilitas di Indonesia

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Sebelum bergabung dengan Bank Dunia, saya bekerja sebagai perancang kota dan sering memberi saran agar rencana pembangunan lebih mudah diakses bagi penyandang disabilitas. Sayangnya, banyak pengembang cenderung mengenyampingkan kebutuhan mereka karena mengeluarkan biaya tambahan untuk melakukan penambahan desain yang buruk, atau yang lebih parah, membatasi akses untuk orang-orang tertentu.

Kelalaian seperti ini membuat kota menjadi tidak ramah bagi semua lapisan masyarakat termasuk penyandang disabilitas. Bencana dapat memperparah tantangan ini, seperti jalur atau informasi evakuasi yang tidak dapat diakses, tempat penampungan yang tidak sesuai‑rancangan, hilangnya bantuan, dan terbatasnya kesempatan untuk membangun kembali matapencaharian.

Turning ‘disability’ into ‘ability’: opportunities to promote disability inclusive development in Indonesia

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Also available in: Bahasa Indonesia



Before joining the World Bank, I worked as an urban designer and often provided advice on how the design of proposed developments could be more accessible for people with disabilities. Sadly, many developers tend to consider disability inclusion as an afterthought, meaning they incurred additional costs to retrofit poor designs, or worse, inadvertently restricted access for certain people.

Such oversights create cities that are not ‘friendly’ for people of all abilities. Disasters can further exacerbate such challenges, such as through inaccessible evacuation routes or information, poorly­‑designed shelters, loss of assistive aids, and limited opportunities to rebuild livelihoods.

The green growth crossroads: changing course to fight climate change in Lao PDR

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Small, landlocked, and resource-rich Lao PDR has been quietly maintaining its place as one of East Asia and Pacific’s fastest growing economies for nearly 20 years. Since 2000, the average economic growth rate of the country has been nearly 8 percent. This growth has propelled Lao PDR through many positive milestones, including meeting the criteria of Least Developed Country graduation for the first time this year. Meanwhile, poverty declined from 34 percent in 2003, to 23 percent according to most recent data, and incomes for many have risen.

Menjaga pembangunan Indonesia dari semakin bertambahnya risiko bencana

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Permukiman baru di kabupaten Sleman pasca-letusan Gunung Merapi.

Bayangkan bila Anda tinggal dekat salah satu dari 127 gunung berapi aktif di Indonesia, dengan kekhawatiran letusan berikutnya bisa membahayakan keluarga Anda. Bayangkan rumah Anda berada di salah satu zona seismic paling aktif di dunia, atau bahwa keluarga Anda tinggal di salah satu dari 317 daerah dengan risiko banjir yang tinggi. Ini adalah kenyataan yang sudah dihadapi setidaknya 110 juta penduduk Indonesia, dan lebih banyak lagi bisa terkena dampak akibat urbanisasi, perubahan iklim, dan penurunan permukaan tanah.
 
Negara ini dikenal memiliki 'toko serba ada' bahaya bencana. Selama dua puluh tahun terakhir saja, pemerintah Indonesia mencatat lebih dari 24.000 peristiwa bencana yang menyebabkan 190.500 korban jiwa, memuat hampir 37 juta orang mengungsi, dan merusak lebih dari 4,3 juta rumah. Kerugian total dari bencana tersebut mencapai hampir $28 miliar, atau sekitar 0,3% dari PDB nasional setiap tahun.

Safeguarding Indonesia’s development from increasing disaster risks

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New settlements in Sleman district post-eruption of Mt. Merapi.


Imagine that you live near one of 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, threatened by the next eruption that could endanger your family. Imagine that your house stands in one of the most seismically-active zones in the world, or that your family lives in one of the 317 districts with high risks of flooding. This is a reality that at least 110 million Indonesians already face, and more could be affected due to the impacts of urbanization, climate change and land subsidence.

The country is known as having a ‘supermarket’ of disaster hazards. Over the past twenty years alone, the Indonesian government recorded over 24,000 disaster events that caused 190,500 fatalities, displaced almost 37 million people, and damaged over 4.3 million houses. The combined losses of these disasters totaled almost $28 billion, or around 0.3% of national GDP annually.

A Catalyst for Green Financing in Indonesia

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It is an unfortunate but fact of life that Indonesia often deals with the impacts of natural disasters. It was sadly evident again this week when I arrived in Jakarta to the unfolding disaster caused by the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. My condolences go out to the families and friends of those who lost their lives.

While scientists are reluctant to say a specific natural disaster is caused by climate change, they say a changing climate is resulting in more extreme events around the world. That’s why at International Finance Corporation (IFC), the largest global organization working with the private sector in emerging markets, finding new avenues for climate financing is a key priority.

Green bonds offer a pathway. The world is witnessing a rapid growth in green bonds, dramatically increasing the flow of capital to green projects and bringing new financiers into the climate smart investment space.

纪念世行贷款汶川地震灾后重建项目的难忘岁月

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作者(左3)与同事、世界银行专家在项目现场。摄影:华玛雅/世界银行


十年,对活着的人们而言,意味着游子回家的路会越来越近;但对于逝去的人们而言,他(她)在亲人的心中却越走越远……恰逢汶川地震十周年之际,我写下此文记忆参与世行贷款汶川地震灾后恢复重建项目历时八年的工作经历,感恩在这场深刻影响中国和撼动世界的自然灾害中为灾后重建付出心血和努力的人们。

Wenchuan Earthquake, ten years on: Building back stronger

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Photo:Mara Warwick/World Bank

It’s been ten years since the Wenchuan Earthquake struck China, leaving an everlasting scar on ravaged land, but also revealing the strong and unyielding will of the Chinese people.

Better forecast, better preparedness – investing in improved weather services

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Sun or rain? Most of us rely on the daily weather forecast to know what to wear or whether to bring an umbrella. However, for millions of people living in flood prone areas, timely and accurate forecasts, as well as early warning, can impact more than just clothing choices –they can help minimize flooding impacts.
 
Floods are the most frequent and damaging among natural hazards. Between 1980 and 2016, floods led to economic damages exceeding US$1.6 trillion, and more than 225,000 people losing their lives. Compounded by rapid urbanization and climate change, these losses will likely increase, especially in fast-growing countries.

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