The objective of this technical assistance (TA) is to support the Government of Ethiopia (GoE) in enhancing its capacities to better manage climate and disaster risks. The proposed assistance follows a request from the GoE to the World Bank dated October 6, 2020 for support in response to severe seasonal flooding and in long-term resilience building. The 2020 seasonal floods, which affected more than one million people and resulted in widespread damage and livelihood impacts across the country, made evident the deficiencies in the GoE’s capacities to manage such disasters.

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