Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise, with developing countries and their low-income populations feeling the greatest effects. Weather-related losses and damages alone have risen from an annual average of about $50 billion in the 1980s to close to $200 billion over the last decade. Climate change could potentially push 100 million more people back into poverty over the next ...view more
Disaster Risk Finance Across the Globe
This animated video tells the story of a young family living in a region impacted by natural disasters. It shows how Disaster Risk Finance initiatives help this family and other stakeholders across the globe.
Myths and Facts on Disaster Risk Finance
This engaging text animation looks at the myths and facts around Disaster Risk Finance.
Interview with Rachel Kyte on the role of Disaster Risk Finance in the World Bank Group and importance for International Development
An in-depth interview with Rachel Kyte, United Nations Chief Executive Officer "Sustainable Energy for all Partnership".
African policy-makers discuss disaster risk in Addis Ababa
This video documents a training on Disaster Risk Finance that took place in November 2015. 450 policy-makers and experts from 38 countries across Africa and around the world gathered at the African Union headquarters for the Understanding Risk & Finance Conference (UR&F). Over four days of discussions, participants explored strategies and approaches to manage the socio-economic, fiscal, and financial impacts of disasters – from the future of pandemic risk after Ebola, to the use of drones for risk assessment and solutions to pool risks across countries.
Disaster Risk Finance: Protecting Livelihoods and Development
A newly released series of infographics showcasing the high cost of disasters on national and local governments, businesses and households—including farmers, herders, homeowners—and the most vulnerable. It also highlights solutions that have been implemented successfully in several regions of the world with support of the DRFIP.