Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR)

Climate Objective
Sectors and Themes
Disaster Risk Reduction
Economic Recovery
Industry and Infrastructure
Oceans and Coasts
Type of Support Provider
Type of Recipient
Public entity at the national level
Public entity at the sub-national level
Public entity at the regional level
Fund Size

Between 2007 and 2022, GFDRR has provided $890 million in technical assistance, analytics, and capacity building support to more than 157 countries through in-country, regional, and global activities.

Co-financing Requirement
Application Timeframe

On a rolling basis.

Trustee or Administrator
World Bank
Contact Information
East Asia and Pacific
Europe and Central Asia
Middle East and North Africa
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Australia, Austria, Canada, European Union, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Purpose of Support
Strengthening enabling environments and stakeholder capacity
Funding Type
Monitoring and Reporting Procedures

An annual report for monitoring and evaluation is produced.

Organizational and Decision Making Structure

GFDRR governance is organized by its Consultative Group and Secretariat. The Consultative Group (CG) is GFDRR decision-making, oversight, and advisory body.

The Secretariat is hosted in the World Bank, which acts as trustee of resources contributed by donors. The Secretariat is responsible for awarding and managing grants, reporting on results, and outreach and partnership development.

Eligibility Criteria

GFDRR implements its strategy through eight areas of engagement that support the Sendai Framework priorities:

  1. Using science and innovation in disaster risk management
  2. Promoting resilient infrastructure
  3. Scaling up the resilience of cities
  4. Strengthening hydromet services and early warning systems
  5. Deepening financial protection through the joint partnership between GFDRR and the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program (DRFIP)
  6. Building social resilience at the local level in developing countries
  7. Promoting the integration of climate risk and building climate resilience
  8. Recovery and reconstruction
Eligible Countries

GFDRR targets the most disaster-prone countries.

Priority Core Countries: Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Togo, Indonesia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vietnam, Kyrgyzstan, Haiti, Panama, Djibouti, Yemen, and Nepal

Information on how 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).