Disaster Risk Financing and Social Protection

An Assessment of the Evidence on Pre-arranged Finance for Government Support in Disasters

A boy sitting down in an area affected by Typhoon Rai, Philippines. He is was saddened by how the typhoon destroyed their house.


This report presents the experiences in disaster risk financing and its linkages with shock responsive social protection in East Asia and Pacific. By analysing the gaps and strengths of current systems in several countries in East Asia and Pacific, especially those highlighted by the COVID-19 crisis, this report provides lessons and recommendations to improve the effectiveness of financing for Shock Responsive Social Protection in the region. The report is aimed at practitioners and policy makers alike, from the disaster risk management but also the social protection sectors. It gathers the evidence on both topics available to date and provides the rationale for strengthening disaster risk financing strategies geared towards social protection.

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