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Accountability to Affected Populations in Disaster Risk Financing

Date added

26 July 2021


This paper explores the new opportunities and challenges for ensuring accountability to affected populations related to disaster risk financing. It draws on Start Network experience in Pakistan, Senegal, Madagascar and Kenya to discuss possible issues and challenges that DRF programming can present for accountability, and steps which can be taken to address these.

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Disaster Risk Financing Systems offer exciting possibilities to scale early action. Tying together a model to predict the likelihood of future crises, with early action plans and prepositioned financing, presents an opportunity for timely action that mitigates the humanitarian impact of disasters. The pre-arranged nature of DRF systems, in which decisions are made in advance of crises, opens the possibility for more accountability to at risk populations. This paper explores this idea further

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