International Solutions Group has been contracted by Development Gateway to provide design, advisory, research, and analytical support to help enhance donor accountability for DRM efforts through the Disaster Aid Tracking (DAT) initiative under the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery.
The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a global partnership, managed by the World Bank and funded by 25 donor partners, to help high-risk, low-capacity developing countries better understand and reduce their vulnerabilities to natural hazards and adapt to climate change. Working with over 300 local, national, regional, and international partners, GFDRR provides grant financing and technical assistance to help mainstream disaster and climate risk management policies into country-level strategies. It also serves as a global platform for knowledge-sharing and capacity building for disaster and climate resilience.
Under GFDRR, and in collaboration with Development Gateway, the DAT initiative aims at collaborative development of a global system for tracking investments in disaster risk reduction and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. The DAT initiative allows donor organizations, recipient governments, NGOs, researchers and ultimately beneficiaries on the ground in developing countries to gain a more detailed understanding of past and present trends in aid, and the disaster-development nexus.
Through utilization of the DAT dashboard as a starting point, ISG will help explore how DRM aid is addressed by a sample of donor agencies and recipient governments, with the goal of “mapping” the flows of DRM aid in these different contexts, identifying what DRM means to different donors and different countries, categorizing types and pathways of aid flow and trends of DRM aid to build a picture of global DRM efforts. In addition to the mapping, ISG will complete several in-depth country case studies and case studies of select donors with the goal of catalyzing further research to generate a better understanding of DRM aid flows from donors to recipient governments.