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Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership program for disaster risk management and climate change adaptation managed by the World Bank on behalf of its members. GFDRR supports implementation of Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA)’s successor, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. Through its in-country work, GFDRR awards grants for specific activities in line with its seven operating principles:

  • Demand-driven approach to ensure maximum impact
  • Leveraging development investments and policies
  • Focusing on inclusive design and participation
  • Empowering women and mainstreaming gender
  • Jointly addressing disaster and climate risk
  • Developing knowledge and sharing best practices
  • Prioritizing a results-oriented approach
Support provider 
European Union, Japan, and contributions from several other members of the World Bank.
Purpose of support 
Creating enabling environments and building institutional capacity
Steps to access  

GFDRR allocates resources through a demand-driven approach based on strategic objectives and the application of grant allocation criteria as defined by the Consultative Group (CG).

Climate objective 
Adaptation
Sectors and themes 
Industry and Infrastructure, Urban, Oceans and Coastal Resources, Disaster risk reduction
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Fund size 

Proposed total allocations: base case 2016-2018: USD 161 million; investment case 2016-2018: USD 286 million

Co-financing required 
No
Application timeframe 

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or administrator 
World Bank
Contact information 
https://www.gfdrr.org