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Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it should count


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Report Synopsis

This new report examines the levels of donor investment in disaster risk reduction in the top 40 humanitarian recipients over the last 10 years, and compares and contrasts these totals with overall aid figures.

Questions are posed about the adequacy and equity of this funding, and whether it is being appropriately directed to meet needs. All this is in the context of a current model of year on year increase of humanitarian expenditure in the same countries, and a humanitarian system which is increasingly under pressure. The sustainability of this is questionable.

7 Comments in total

  1. Dalia Carbonel says:

    Great, usefull and very interesting document.
    I would like to know of you have a spanish version or a brief summary in spanish.
    all best

    22/03/2012 4:31 pm

    • Dan Sparks says:

      Hi Delia,

      Thank you for your comment and interest in the report.

      Unfortunately we don’t have a Spanish version available.

      We currently don’t plan to translate this report as it stands. It is definitely on our agenda to potentially translate our reports into other languages in the future particularly our annual GHA report.

      23/03/2012 2:44 pm

  2. Nuloha Pérez says:

    this is very well documented! (also, very useful for my work)!

    23/03/2012 4:27 pm

  3. Abdul Saboor Atrafi says:

    Thanks for the presentation of this report at the Palais des Nations earlier this morning, Jan Kellett. The findings you presented were very interesting and useful, since it sheds light on the fact that disaster risk reduction (DRR) needs and deserves more attention from the humanitarian community. To this effect, the report answers many important questions, but it was also very interesting to note that there are many more questions to be answered.

    Thanks for putting out this much needed report!

    28/03/2012 10:31 am

  4. says:

    I personally think this amazing posting , “Disaster risk reduction: Spending where it
    should count | Global Humanitarian Assistance”, fairly engaging not
    to mention it was a very good read. Thank you-Marc

    05/02/2013 8:10 am

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Funding for DRR is very weak indeed, with only US$3.7 billion out of a total US$363 billion of ODA to the top humanitarian recipients going to reduce disaster risk between 2000 and 2009

Report Breakdown

Top humanitarian recipients aid and disasters

Financing for disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction financing in context

The inadequacy and inequity of disaster risk reduction financing