Learn how nature-based solutions are increasingly recognized as an essential tool in mitigating disasters and supporting climate resilience.

Brenden Jongman, Sally Judson |

Metro Manila – one of the largest economic hubs in Southeast Asia – is the economic powerhouse of the Philippines, home to roughly 11 percent of the country’s population and contributing 32…

Jun Rentschler, Christoph Klaiber, Artessa Saldivar-Sali, Elad Shenfeld |

To capture the immediate and ongoing effects of the eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai submarine volcano, the World Bank carried out phone surveys in partnership with the Governments of…

Shohei Nakamura, Utz Pape |

Twenty-three percent of the world population, or 1.81 billion people, are directly exposed to substantial risks during a 1-in-100-year flood event.

Paolo Avner, Charlotte Liotta, Stéphane Hallegatte |

Helping beneficiary households better cope with adverse life events is one of the main assurances of social protection programs.

Tobias Pfutze |

The 21st century has seen an evolution in the way we manage disaster risk and how governments are paying the disaster bill. We know that disasters hinder development and that when disasters strike…

Joaquin Toro, Rolando Durán Vargas, Felipe Montoya, Abigail Baca |

Government data—such as data from censuses, surveys, civil registration, and administrative systems—continue to provide the foundation for critical disaster-related statistics. At the same time,…

Haishan Fu |

Our recently published working paper tackles the uncertainty question using machine learning technology for landslide risk mapping.

Sachi Suzuki, Masatsugu Takamatsu, Abhas Jha |

Across Africa, adaptive social safety nets are on the rise. Building on traditional safety nets that provide cash assistance and other services to poor households on a regular basis, they respond…

Felix Lung |

With around 55% of the country’s population, Serbian cities are well-positioned to deliver benefits from productivity growth to the nation. Improving urban development can unlock their potential…

Dinara Muldabayeva, Tamara Nikolic |