World Bank City Resilience Program
The City Resilience Program is a project preparation facility, which aims to enhance capacity and consolidate city engagement on urban resilience.It will support the establishment of comprehensive engagements in selected cities as well as the foundation of strategic partnerships in order to unlock new sources of capital for building up resilience.
Urban infrastructure and utilities
- International Development Agency
Increasing urbanization is one of the key phenomenon of the 21st century. For the first time in history, more than half of the world?s population lives in cities, with around 90 percent of urban growth taking place in developing countries. As cities grow, so does their exposure to natural disasters. The growing frequency and severity of climate change related events are intensifying this risk further, together with unplanned and uncontrolled urban development or the inability of the city to provide adequate municipal services, including emergency response systems, as well as adequate basic infrastructure (such as drainage and sanitation).
The objective of the City Resilience Program is to support city governments in improving their social, physical and financial resilience to adverse climate change events through assessments and diagnostics in policy, infrastructure and finance. The program will enhance the enabling environment and lay the basis for cities to make strategic investment decisions towards building greater resilience. The program supports comprehensive, multisector planning efforts to help cities create the conditions for equitable and sustainable economic growth in the context of rapid urbanization and increasing climate and disaster risks.
Infrastructure investments identified and prioritized
Regulatory and planning capacity and systems assessed to prepare for and respond to natural disaster and climate risk
Increased access to urban resilience financing from private and official sources
Diagnostic Assessments defining and prioritizing infrastructure needs and opportunities for investment are available
Geospatial Data diagnostic and Structural Vulnerability Assessments completed
Review of Infrastructure Policies & Manuals completed
Urban Legal / Institutional Arrangements Foundational diagnostic completed
Diagnostics of city?s emergency preparedness and response system available, including recommendations for improvement
Analysis of the building regulatory framework available and preliminary policy dialogue on necessary reforms initiated
Mapping of Private Capital Financing Opportunities completed and cities aware of strategies to access these opportunities
Measurement of contingent liabilities completed
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 11’200’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 0 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 30’000’000|
|Project phases||Phase 1 01.07.2017 - 31.12.2021 (Current phase)|