Disaster Exposure Mapping
The World Bank’s Climate and Disaster Risk Management Unit work with governments to improve the resilience of the society. Among various approaches, the World Bank facilitates the creation of exposure datasets to empower governments’ decisions-makers with better information and planning tools to increase resiliency. In Sri Lanka, the World Bank, with a request from the Government, work with DMC in particular, to strengthen the national geospatial database, aiding line ministries to lead and navigate risk informed sector development.
This assignment complemented this effort by developing additional exposure datasets for the prioritized vulnerable districts that become part of the Government’s geospatial database. In particular, it was a pilot mapping initiative that helped National Disaster Relief Services (NDRSC) test efficient building damage assessment mechanism aiming to contribute to enhancement of efficiency of post-disaster payout operations under the National Natural Disaster Insurance Scheme (NNDIS) managed by the National Insurance Trust Fund (NITF).