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11 Jun 2018 description

On 15 May 2018, more than 60 participants attended a focus event on the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative, which took place in the margins of the 14-18 May Understanding Risk Forum in Mexico City. Among the participants were 40 delegates from 14 Sub-Saharan African governments (Cabo Verde, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda).

06 Mar 2018 description

This activity report summarizes activities of Result Area 5, also known as the Africa Disaster Risk Financing (ADRF) Initiative—referred to as the “ADRF Initiative,” the “Initiative” or “R5”—from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. The report gives an overview of the achievements to date and identifies upcoming priorities and challenges.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Foreword

As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

15 Sep 2016 description
infographic GFDRR

This infographic is adapted from the study “Welfare, Income Growth and Shocks in Uganda: Understanding Poverty Trends From 2005/6 to 2011/12”, by Ruth Hill, Senior Economist in the Africa Region of the Poverty Practice of the World Bank, and Carolina Mejía-Mantilla, Economist in the East Asia Pacific Region of the Poverty Practice of the World Bank. Poverty incidence estimates are based on the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS), while the vulnerability and shocks analysis is based on the Uganda National Panel Survey (UNPS), taking advantage of its longitudinal nature.

06 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

INTRODUCTION

Why community-led partnerships matter