DECENTRALIZATION AND COASTAL RESILIENCE
The World Bank’s Governance Global Practice supports its client countries in building capable, efficient, open, inclusive, and accountable institutions. The rise of global climate change poses a serious threat to the World Bank’s core foundations of development and shared prosperity. Seeking to understand best practices around climate change resilience, the organization enlisted a team to develop a series of case studies assessing whether decentralization is vital to coastal resilience. The team conducted extensive research and consulted both World Bank experts and professionals working in Bangladesh and the Philippines. The final report, intended for development practitioners and government officials, investigates how countries can confront coastal hazards and risks, outlining strategies that the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice can use to build coastal resilience in decentralized government systems.