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Critical Infrastructure

The primary physical structures, technical facilities and systems whose disruption, failure or destruction have a serious impact on the functioning of society, the economy or the state within a natural hazard induced disaster context.

City view of Dhaka. UN Photo/Kibae Park

From urban risk to resilience: building safer cities

6 Apr 2016, WB

Countless seismic and climate-related catastrophes have brought $4.2 trillion in losses over the last few decades. To help curb losses, the World Bank Group and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction (GFDRR) are unveiling an unprecedented global partnership aimed at strengthening building regulation for disaster resilience in vulnerable countries.

Extracts of progress reports by progress indicator on the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action
  • Indicator 4.2 [PDF, 102Kb]Social development policies and plans are being implemented to reduce the vulnerability of populations most at risk
  • Indicator 4.3 [PDF, 93Kb]Economic and productive sectorial policies and plans have been implemented to reduce the vulnerability of economic activities
  • Indicator 4.6 [PDF, 85Kb]Procedures are in place to assess the disaster risk impacts of major development projects, especially infrastructure
  • Indicator 5.3 [PDF, 86Kb]Financial reserves and contingency mechanisms are in place to support effective response and recovery when required.

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