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Building Back Better: Achieving Resilience through Stronger, Faster, and More Inclusive Post-Disaster Reconstruction

dc.contributor.author Hallegatte, Stéphane
dc.contributor.author Rentschler, Jun
dc.contributor.author Walsh, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-14T19:37:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-14T19:37:00Z
dc.date.issued 2018-06-18
dc.description.abstract The 2017 Unbreakable report made the case that disaster losses disproportionately affect poor people. The Caribbean hurricane season of 2017 was a tragic illustration of this. Two category 5 hurricanes wreaked destruction on numerous small islands, causing severe damages on islands like Barbuda, Dominica, and Saint Martin. The human cost of these disasters was immense, and the impact of this devastation was felt most strongly by poorer communities in the path of the storms. And yet, amidst the destruction it is essential to look forward and to build back better. In this 2018 report the authors explore how countries can strengthen their resilience to natural shocks through a better reconstruction process. Reconstruction needs to be strong, so that assets and livelihoods become less vulnerable to future shocks; fast, so that people can get back to their normal life as early as possible; and inclusive, so that nobody is left behind in the recovery process. The benefits of building back better could be very large – up to US$173 billion per year globally – and would be greatest among the communities and countries that are hit by disasters most intensely and frequently and that have limited coverage of social protection and financial inclusion. Small island states – because of their size, exposure, and vulnerability – are among the countries where building back better has the greatest potential. A stronger, faster, and more inclusive recovery would lead to an average reduction in disaster-related well-being losses of 59 percent in the 17 small island states covered in the report. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10986/29867
dc.publisher World Bank, Washington, DC
dc.rights CC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.subject NATURAL DISASTERS
dc.subject SMALL ISLAND STATES
dc.subject ASSET LOSS
dc.subject CLIMATE CHANGE
dc.subject CLIMATE IMPACT
dc.subject INVESTMENT NEED
dc.subject VULNERABILITY
dc.subject TRANSPORT
dc.subject ACCESS TO SERVICES
dc.subject SOCIAL PROTECTION
dc.subject INFRASTRUCTURE
dc.subject DISASTER RECOVERY
dc.subject CLIMATE RESILIENCE
dc.subject HOUSING
dc.subject RECONSTRUCTION
dc.subject SOCIAL SAFETY NETS
dc.title Building Back Better en
dc.title.subtitle Achieving Resilience through Stronger, Faster, and More Inclusive Post-Disaster Reconstruction en
dc.type Report en
dc.type Rapport fr
dc.type Informe es
dspace.entity.type Publication
okr.associatedcontent https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/25335 Unbreakable
okr.crossref.title Building Back Better
okr.date.disclosure 2018-06-18
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work
okr.doctype Economic & Sector Work :: Risk and Vulnerability Assessment
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/29867
okr.identifier.report 127215
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Environment :: Climate Change Impacts
okr.topic Environment :: Climate Change and Environment
okr.topic Environment :: Natural Disasters
okr.topic Infrastructure Economics and Finance :: Infrastructure Finance
okr.topic Poverty Reduction :: Poverty, Environment and Development
okr.topic Social Protections and Labor :: Safety Nets and Transfers
okr.unit Climate Change-D1-GFDRR-IBRD
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