The objective is to improve the information base for preparing
DRM-informed projects related to natural resource management, green growth, and
land use. Target beneficiaries: The ultimate
beneficiaries would be those communities participating in an upcoming IDA/GEF
financed investment lending operation on forest landscapes, as well as
government officials participating in upstream preparation of the investment
lending operation.Summary. This proposed Bank-executed advisory services
project would help build the information base for acting on disaster risk
reduction, and build capacity to put that information into use in investment.
This will require carrying out assessments, providing technical assistance to
the client, and working closely with the client on preparing a new landscapes
and livelihoods investment project that will be financed by IDA and GEF, and
will be MFD-enabled for forestry plantations and potentially nature-based tourism.There are two components:Component 1. Analytics for Investment Preparation

Disaster risks
need to be understood and mapped in more detail in specific watersheds within
large interconnected production and conservation forest landscapes, inhabited
by thousands of communities, to be able to better develop, target and converge
investments from a number of sectors and stakeholders. Outputs include a series of reports that will inform project preparation and policy development.Component 2.
Technical Assistance for Investment PreparationGFDRR
support assists the client and ENR team in identifying and preparing a new
investment project financing (IPF). The new IPF will convene financial
support from IDA, GEF-7, and a number of interested bilateral donors, and
complemented by coordinated private sector investment supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). Outputs include: reports, workshops, study tours, as well as a PCN and PAD of the new investment project: Lao Landscapes and Livelihoods (P170559) financed by IDA and GEF, co-financed by ProGreen, and complemented by IFC to maximize financing for development.

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction