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Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF)

The Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) provides incremental grant resources to developing member countries impacted by major natural disasters. Assistance is granted only if all three conditions are met:

  • a natural disaster has occurred in a DMC
  • The DMC has issued a statement of national emergency
  • The United Nations humanitarian/resident coordinator has confirmed that the disaster was severe and has indicated a general amount of funding that would be required
Support provider 
Asian Development Bank
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Steps to access  

Assistance is approved by the President after coordination with the disaster coordinator.

The disaster coordinator begins this process by initiating discussions with the United Nations humanitarian/resident coordinator. Then, the disaster coordinator prepares a report to the regional department director general. The Regional department director general then makes a recommendation to the respective ADB vice-president, who then decides if the request moves forward to the President.

More information is available in appendix 1 of this document.

Please note, funding is only available to pre-selected countries. See the eligible countries field for more information.

Climate objective 
Adaptation
Sectors and themes 
Industry and Infrastructure, Disaster risk reduction, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level
Fund size 

USD 40 million

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact information 
https://www.adb.org/site/funds/funds/asia-pacific-disaster-response-fund-apdrf