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World Bank (WB)



The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank is made up of two unique development institutions owned by 187 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).

Action pledges 

"How-to" Develop Climate-resilient Plans: E-Learning Module


Financial innovations for social and climate resilience: Establishing an evidence base


Climate Change Knowledge Portal: Access to climate related data for improved decision making

Further information

World Bank Working Paper: Asessing the potential consequesces of climate destabilization on Latin America. 2009

World Bank Report: Convenient solutions to an inconvenient truth: Ecosystem-based approaches to climate change. 2009

World Bank Report: Economics of adaptation to climate change  - Synthesis report. 2010

World Bank Report: Natural hazards, unnatural disasters. The economics of effective prevention. 2010

Regional focus All regions
Sector Business
Education and training
Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Human health
Oceans and coastal areas
Terrestrial ecosystems
Transport, infrastructure and human settlements
Water resources
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Climate-resilient development planning
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Financial support
Humanitarian assistance
Knowledge management
Monitoring and evaluation
Pilot adaptation programmes/projects
Risk/vulnerability mapping
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Economic diversification
Methods and tools
Socio-economic information
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Drought
Storms/tropical cyclones
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.