While poor and vulnerable people in the Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region are often hardest
hit by disasters and climate shocks, social protection
programs are not regularly used to respond to natural disasters. This is despite the existence of mature programs and recent investments in delivery
systems. This grant aims to address this gap by assessing
how social protections systems in selected countries can respond to disasters
that negatively affect poor and vulnerable people. A set of
country assessments will be carried-out to identify options for improving the adaptability of these
programs. These assessments will be
complemented with just-in-time TA to further the recommendations of the

Which Areas of Engagement are covered by this grant?

Open Access to Risk Information
Resilient Cities
Hydromet Services and Early Warning Systems
Inclusive Disaster Risk Management and Gender Equality
Resilient Infrastructure
The Challenge Fund

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