Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

(See also Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice.) Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of 41 countries and 8 international organizations committed to helping developing countries reduce their vulnerability to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. The partnership's mission is to mainstream disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) in country development strategies by supporting a country-led and managed implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). GFDRR's Partnership Charter, revised in April 2010, sets its original mission, rationale, and governance structure.

GFDRR has three main business lines to achieve its development objectives at the global, regional, and country levels:

• Track I: Global and Regional Partnerships

• Track II: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Development

• Track III: Sustainable Recovery

Six initiatives that complement the three tracks and Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) programs are:

• The Economics of Disaster Risk Reduction

• GFDRR Labs

• Disaster Risk Financing & Insurance

• Strengthening Weather and Climate Information and Decision-Support Systems (WCIDS)

• Capacity Development

• Gender

Global Financial Development Report

Global Financial Development Report (GFDR) is a new World Bank series that provides a unique contribution to financial sector policy debates, building on novel data, surveys, research, and wide-ranging country experience, with emphasis on emerging market and developing economies. Each report provides in-depth analysis and policy recommendations on a specific and important aspect of financial development. It also tracks financial systems in more than 200 economies before and during the global financial crisis.

An accompanying website contains extensive datasets, research papers, and other background materials, as well as interactive features. The report and website are of interest to and relevant for policy makers; staff of central banks, ministries of finance, and financial regulation agencies; nongovernmental organizations and donors; academics and other researchers and analysts; and members of the finance and development community.

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