Who We Are

Established in 2006, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a multi-donor partnership that supports low and middle-income countries to understand, manage, and reduce their risks from natural hazards and climate change. Specifically, GFDRR provides financial support for technical assistance and expertise and invests in new analytics, innovative solutions, and tools to generate and share best available global knowledge that can create outcomes and impact to help improve disaster risk management and climate change adaptation operations and policies.

GFDRR provides grant financing to the most vulnerable countries and communities where there is a higher likelihood it will have positive impact and draw in larger disaster and climate resilience investments. GFDRR has helped mobilize approximately $35 billion in financing since 2015 for disaster and climate resilience operations from the World Bank Group, national governments, and other development partners.

Our Vision

A world where communities and countries are more resilient to natural hazards, climate risks and other shocks, and the human and economic costs of disasters are reduced.

Our Mission

GFDRR helps communities and countries reduce risk, prepare for, and recover from disasters by integrating disaster risk management and climate change adaptation into development strategies and programs. Through these actions, GFDRR supports countries to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement.

About Partnerships

GFDRR, together with the World Bank Group, works with various partners on disaster risk management, including leading universities, the insurance sector, the risk-modeling industry, civil society organizations, foundations, technical and development agencies of national governments, the United Nations, and other multilateral institutions. Donors contributing to the core of GFDRR’s work are (in alphabetical order) Australia, Austria, Canada, European Union, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States.

Theory of Change

Figure 1. GFDRR’s Theory of Change