Forecast-based financing


An innovative approach to release funds for disaster preparedness and response according to predefined triggers before a crisis occurs.

If a humanitarian crisis could be prevented or mitigated by acting ahead of the shock causing it, what signals would be needed to understand when anticipatory action should be taken?
Centre for Humanitarian Data
Drought in the Horn of Africa - Rapid response and mitigation plan to avert a humanitarian catastrophe
This report describes the activities that should be prioritized from recent Humanitarian Response Plans in order to save the livelihoods and lives of 1.5 million rural people in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia who are facing another La Niña‑induced drought.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Headquarters
Aisha Jamshed
Welthungerhilfe Pakistan Country Director Aisha Jamshed tells PreventionWeb about the Start Network’s anticipatory action in Pakistan, and the importance of community involvement, forecasting, and coordination with donors.
Markus Enenkel
Anticipatory action and risk finance specialist Markus Enenkel explains the importance of forecasting capacity, locally-led planning, and donor confidence for scaling up anticipatory humanitarian programmes.
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This analysis assess the opportunities and challenges associated with utilising forecast-based financing (FbF) to expand anticipatory and early humanitarian action, based on the structured judgements of experts.
Environmental Research Letters (IOP)
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This report details the development of a Forecast-based Financing plan for typhoons and flooding in the Philippines.
Anticipation Hub