How We Work

GFDRR provides analytical work, technical assistance, and capacity building to help vulnerable nations improve resilience and reduce risk.

Through its in-country work, GFDRR awards grants for specific projects 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

GFDRR's grants and technical assistance are organized around eight areas of engagement, which represent our priorities in the coming years.

Promoting open access to risk information
Promoting resilient infrastructure
Scaling up the resilience of cities
Strengthening hydromet services and early-warning systems
Deepening financial protection
Building resilience at community level
Deepening engagements in resilience to climate change
Enabling resilient recovery

In FY16 alone, GFDRR helped finance projects in 80 countries, and demand for support from GFDRR continues to grow.

The Secretariat carries out GFDRR’s mission, manages its day-to-day operations, and produces GFDRR’s core documents, such as Work Plans and Annual Reports.

The Secretariat is housed at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC, with satellite offices in Brussels and Tokyo.