This brief note provides a snapshot of the findings of the review and highlights select GFDRR engagements which are illustrative of the facility’s work in urban resilience. The analysis categorizes grants by resilience type, showcasing trends over the years to gain a deeper understanding of which sources of GFDRR funding have been accessed and assess how these grants contribute to urban resilience. The note refers to the following GFDRR engagements:
- Developing comprehensive urban resilience strategies for Fez and Mohammedia, Morocco;
- Building urban resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- Managing transport assets for resilience in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia;
- Understanding and tackling disaster risks in Central America municipalities.
The importance of strengthening the resilience of cities is more critical than ever, as unprecedented urbanization is transforming the planet. The global facility for disaster reduction and recovery (GFDRR) is a major supporter of urban resilience globally, through the provision and funding of technical assistance, research and analytics, knowledge management, and partnership building.
GFDRR provides urban resilience-related technical and financial support across all regions served by the World Bank Group and has been able to inform lending operations, provide policy guidance, and leverage financing for urban resilience programs from International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and International Development Association (IDA) resources.