The World Bank has been working on Disaster Risk Managment with Guatemala’s national and local authorities and agencies since 2006.

Barbara Minguez Garcia, Rodrigo Donoso Arias |

The program offers affordable loans for climate adaptation to households and to small businesses in manufacturing, tourism and agriculture.

Keren Charles, Kerri Cox, Priscilla M. Phelps |

The World Bank has prioritized helping Saint Vincent and the Grenadines build resilience against natural disaster and climate change.

Tahseen Sayed, Ricardo Alfredo Habalian |

When you think of Bolivia, which is the first city that comes to mind? La Paz? Santa Cruz or maybe Cochabamba? But what about Trinidad or Tarija? Or perhaps Cobija or Riberalta? These are…

Sophie Chanson |

In 2017-18 we visited the Meta department in Colombia on multiple occasions. Located right where Colombia’s Llanos Orientales (Eastern Plains) disappear south into the vastness of the Amazon…

Erwin de Nys, Nicolás Salazar |

View of a hurricane/ Photo: iStock Co-authors: Michael Fedak, Guillermo Donoso, Curtis Barrett,  Keren Charles and Kerri Whittington Cox   “June; too soon. July; standby. August; come it must.…

Melanie Kappes |

As May 31st comes around yet again, I’m reminded of this date 48 years ago. The peaceful South American country of Peru was going about another normal day… until the clock struck 3:23 pm. Life…

Jorge Luis Alva-Luperdi |

Ecuador is paying more and more attention to data collection and disaster risk management across sectors​. The Cruz-Castro Family searching for their belongings after the 2016 earthquake in…

Diana Rubiano |

Landing in Port-au-Prince awakens your senses. Exiting the airplane, you are re-energized by the explosion of colors, the welcoming smiles, and the warm weather – particularly when coming from a…

Sameh Wahba, Nancy Lozano Gracia, Paolo Avner, Jonas Ingemann Parby |