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The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership established in 2006 to support developing countries to understand, manage, and ultimately reduce their risk from natural hazards and climate change.

GFDRR-funded activities respond to specific requests from national and sub-national authorities, ensuring the necessary ownership needed to achieve positive results. GFDRR’s areas of engagement include:

  • Promoting open access to risk information
  • Scaling up the resilience of cities
  • Promoting resilient infrastructure
  • Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems
  • Deepening financial protection
  • Building resilience at the community level
  • Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change
  • Enabling resilient recovery

Hosted at the World Bank, GFDRR has supported by 37 countries and 11 international organizations, and works with over 400 sub-national, national, regional, and international partners. GFDRR, through the World Bank’s global practices, can provide grant financing for follow-up CADRI work. Expertise can be deployed from GFDRR and the World Bank’s global practices in the following areas:

  • Understanding risk
  • Risk reduction
  • Preparedness
  • Disaster risk financing and insurance
  • Resilient recovery
  • Economics of DRM
  • Post-disaster needs assessment

This expertise is available in response to country demand and can be financed through GFDRR.

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CADRI Bulletin 2017

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