Strengthening Risk Data for Urban Resilience in Bangladesh: Building a Resilient Future
Over much of the past decade, Bangladesh's development prospects have been buoyed by a record of strong and sustained economic growth. Yet even as the country's bustling urban areas, including the capital city Dhaka, have helped fuel that growth, rapid and unplanned development is leaving millions of people more vulnerable not only to natural hazards, including cyclones, floods, and earthquakes, but also to the impacts of climate change. In response to this challenge, Bangladesh has embarked on a comprehensive urban resilience agenda. The government strongly recognizes the importance of risk data for informing and driving that agenda. Under the Japan–World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management (DRM), GFDRR has been supporting national efforts to strengthen the infrastructure for collecting, sharing, and analyzing risk data.
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