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Managing disaster risks for a resilient future: a work plan for the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery 2015-2017
This work plan lays out how the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) will continue to implement its Strategy 2013–2015. It responds to priorities articulated by disaster-prone countries based on GFDRR’s established relationships with partners through its portfolio of projects. It focuses on activities and results to be supported by the new multi-donor trust fund (MDTF), for which GFDRR must mobilize new resources. It also includes activities and results to be financed in FY15 from the balance of the existing MDTFs. Additional activities have been separately planned using resources from two GFDRR-managed special programs supported by the EU and Japan.
The work plan places a strong emphasis on GFDRR’s 20 current Priority Countries; however, it proposes expansion to an additional 34 countries based on opportunities, country profile and business environment to meet demands and achieve results. On this basis, the proposed work plan is based on the following principles: (i) remaining centered on GFDRR’s five action pillars: risk identification, risk reduction, preparedness, financial protection, and resilient recovery continue to provide the underlying operational framework for GFDRR’s engagements; (ii) moving the work plan up the M&E framework; (iii) incorporating scenario-based planning; (iv) recognizing that country and thematic partners are accountable for delivering results; and (v) ensuring that country demand and results drive GFDRR’s agenda.
This document gives an overview of how GFDRR works as a grantmaking facility through which this plan is delivered. Then, a description of how GFDRR builds its work planning process is provided. GFDRR’s proposed program sets out the indicative activities and expected results along the five action pillars and GFDRR’s thematic initiatives. An overview of planned outreach and partnership development shows the role these activities play in supporting the overall program. The work plan concludes with how GFDRR’s M&E framework measures results and what resources are required for implementation.