World Bank and Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience
The World Bank's strategy for social development is to "put people first," aiming to replace top-down development processes with a bottom-up approach that brings voices of the poor and underprivileged into analysis and operations by mainstreaming fragility and conflict-sensitivity and responsiveness; building a greater understanding of the resilience of communities and institutions to a range of natural and manmade shocks; promoting gender-differentiated social and economic empowerment programming for youth; strengthening links between citizens and their government representatives; and promoting more accountable government structures.
The Bank's urban strategy aims to ensure that rapid urbanization is managed well for resilient, inclusive, and sustainable growth that is grounded in an urbanization policy framework that distills lessons from the ongoing Urbanization Reviews program. The Bank's urban agenda places greater emphasis on addressing risks from climate change and improving services for the urban poor.
Over the past 10 years, the World Bank has emerged as the global leader in disaster risk management by supporting client countries in assessments of exposure to hazards and addressing disaster risks. The Bank provides technical and financial support for risk assessments, risk reduction, preparedness, financial protection, and resilient recovery and reconstruction, working with the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
In rural development, the World Bank focuses on land governance, public service delivery, rural financial markets, microfinance, community infrastructure, and enhancing the productive capacity of the poor.
The Global Partnership for Output-Based Aid, funded by international donors and administered by
The Third Public Works Project provides basic infrastructure and temporary employment in the Republic of Yemen. Primary health services have been extended to more than 537,000 people, 256,000 new students have been able to enroll in school, 209,000 people have improved access to water, 503,000 people have access to an all-season road, and 5,400 individuals have graduated from 10 newly built vocational training centers. © World Bank / Abdullah Al-Khawlani (photographer). Permission required for reuse.
the World Bank, funds, designs, tests, and documents output-based aid approaches to ensure that the very poor are connected to basic services, including water, electricity, and sanitation.
IFC, MIGA, and Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience
IFC's and MIGAs work in the private sector complements the work of the World Bank in supporting sustainable social, urban, rural, and resilient development.
Disaster Risk Management