Drawing on case studies from Ecuador, Kenya, Mongolia and Viet Nam, this briefing explores the mechanisms that set up these science–humanitarian partnerships for success, and some of the shared benefits they deliver.
This briefing provides an overview of the co-benefits of forecast-based financing (FbF) and anticipatory action, such as emerging successes and positive impacts associated with forecast-based financing interventions.
The aim of the research paper is to examine the role of anticipatory action in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and to identify best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of measures in response to Cyclone Amphan in Bangladesh in 2020.
Anticipatory action plans include a trigger mechanism, developed according to an impact-based forecasting approach, that translates the expected hazard event and its potential impacts into technical and actionable interventions.
The risk of a drought every year is becoming increasingly likely. But should humanitarian agencies bet $140 million on it before it actually occurs? While scientific forecasts are more accurate, they do still contain some inherent uncertainty.
Experts in humanitarian finance suggest three possible avenues for significant change to improve efficiency: more pre-arranged finance; pooling for outcomes; and financing functions rather than end-to-end mandates.