Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS)

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Established in 2014, the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS) was launched by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) with a focus on integrating risk considerations into education infrastructure investments.  After two years of implementation, the Program will initiate a new phase detailed below.

The Program’s development objective is to save lives, reduce the physical impact of disasters on school infrastructure, and minimize the disruption of education service resulting from disasters, by facilitating and promoting informed investments at scale in the safety of new and existing school infrastructure at risk from natural hazards. The focus is primarily on public school infrastructure in developing countries.

For its second phase, the Program has the following four Specific Objectives with expected outcomes.

Specific Objective 1: Facilitate and support synergies between the work of development partners, academia, and the private sector to develop global evidence-based knowledge on safety and resilience of school infrastructure networks.

            Expected outcomes cover the following areas:

Specific Objective 2: Integrate risk reduction considerations into World Bank education infrastructure operations.

            Expected outcomes cover the following areas:

Specific Objective 3: Provide technical advice and facilitate the design of risk-informed investments in school infrastructure in targeted countries.

            Expected outcomes cover the following areas:

Specific Objective 4: Make available solutions and knowledge products.

Expected outcomes cover the following areas:

The Platform will also make available the knowledge products developed under the GPSS and all relevant and disclosable technical documentation from World Bank projects on school safety.

Resource: GFDRR


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