Knowledge Note

Since 1990, the Philippines has been affected by 565 natural disaster events, which have claimed the lives of nearly 70,000 Filipinos and caused an estimated $23 billion in damages, making it one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. Typhoons account for 74% of these fatalities and 70% of agricultural damage. Since 2009, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank have supported the government of the Philippines in mainstreaming disaster resilience through technical assistance, which strengthens pre-disaster planning and risk reduction interventions. The government has also worked to implement a comprehensive disaster risk financing strategy.

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