Mali - Rapid Assessment and Disaster Recovery Framework

Context and Objectives
On 16 May 2019, a sudden torrential downpour in Bamako, Mali lasted several hours and created flash floods which affected several parts of the capital city, resulting in 15 casualties. 
Following an official request from the Malian Civil Protection Directorate, the ACP-EU NDRR Program launched a Rapid Assessment and DRF to support effective recovery planning following the floods.

Main Activities

In coordination with the UN and the EU, the project will conduct a rapid damage assessment as well as a DRF, the latter including drone mapping activities which will allow for a better understanding of the recovery and reconstruction needs. Specific components include:

  • Component 1: Rapid Damage Assessment: In view of the preparation of a rapid damage assessment, the World Bank has mobilized, together with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), a Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team and sectoral experts to support the national government, their departments and agencies to conduct a rapid damage assessment of the impacts of the May 16 floods. Activities include (i) one day training on the PDNA process; (ii) characterization of the hazard event and diagnosis of the genesis of the flash floods of May 16; (iii) gathering of data from the ministries and agencies, as well as from the field to assess the damage and losses from the different sectors; (iv) evaluation of the economic damage and losses; and (v) validation and dissemination workshop.
  • Component 2: Disaster Recovery Framework: In addition to the rapid damage assessment, the project will support the formulation of a Disaster Recovery Framework (DRF) aiming to enable resilience and promoting resilience. Activities under this component include (i) support the data collection and assessment of the flood impacts with the support of drone mapping of greater Bamako; (ii) identification of a recovery and reconstruction strategy that promotes building back-better and resilience building for the future; (iii) identification of recovery and reconstruction needs; (iv) the costing of recovery and reconstruction needs, notably for the transport, housing and agriculture and fishery sectors; as well as (v) a validation of the results with stakeholders in Mali.  


This project is in its inception phase

Partnerships and Coordination

The project will be executed by the World Bank and implemented in collaboration with the General Directorate of Civil Protection (Ministry of Security and Civil Protection). The sectors proposed to be included in the rapid assessment and DRF include Environment, Urban, Health, Infrastructures, Agriculture, including livestock and fisheries, economic trade and governance. Each sector will be represented by at least one representative in the elaboration of the rapid assessment and DRF. Therefore, key counterparts will include the Ministry of Security and Civil Protection, Ministry of Transport and Mobility; Ministry of Infrastructure and Equipment; Ministry of Energy and Water; Ministry of Environment, Sanitation and Sustainable Development; Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries; Ministry of Habitat, Urban and Social Housing; Ministry of Economy and Finances, as well as some stakeholders from non-governmental organizations and private sector already active in the contingency planning process.


  • Africa
Window of Action
  • Window 3
Amount approved
  • $230,000
  • 06/2019 - 06/2020