Project profile — Integrated Disaster Risk Management


Asian Development Bank (46004)
2013-03-04 - 2018-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Far East Asia, regional (100.00%)


• General Environmental Protection: Environmental policy and administrative management (41010) (50.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (principal objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce the impact of disasters on vulnerable populations in Southeast Asia by providing support to governments and civil society to manage and reduce disaster risk. In so doing, the project also seeks to support economic growth and maintain the development gains already made in the region. The project is establishing an Integrated Disaster Risk Management Trust Fund to support the development of innovative approaches and tools for disaster risk management. The Fund, administered by the Asian Development Bank, also aims to enhance regional cooperation and capacity for risk management. The project provides support in three main areas: (i) reducing the risks associated with disasters and increasing the resilience of people and communities to disasters; (ii) adapting to climate change, which involves incorporating viable, adaptive strategies into existing disaster risk management initiatives; and (iii) developing disaster risk financing, including insurance. Some project activities include: (i) conducting workshops in community based disaster risk management; (ii) developing risk financing solutions, including insurance schemes, to help people, particularly women and the poor, reduce the financial impact of disasters; and, (iii) sharing knowledge and best practices in disaster risk reduction with other regional organizations.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate results for this project include: (i) improved representation of community issues, including gender equality issues, in national disaster risk reduction policies, plans and programs; and (ii) increased effectiveness of Southeast Asia regional disaster risk reduction cooperation mechanisms that address the needs of vulnerable communities, with emphasis on women, boys, and girls.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of (March 2020) include: (1) supported six initiatives that have the potential to generate approximately US$656M for disaster risk management on a range of issues that include: (1) small and medium enterprise resilience (Philippines - US$200M); (2) city disaster insurance (Philippines - US$100M); (3) drought risk management and mitigation in the Greater Mekong sub-region (Vietnam - US$60M); (4) disaster resilience along corridor towns in the Greater Mekong sub-region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam - US$296M); and (5) capacity building of community-based women's organizations; (2) supported the development of tools that include: (1) a national framework for community disaster resilience (Myanmar); (2) methodology for DRM budget analysis (Lao PDR and Thailand); (3) guidelines for social protection (ASEAN); (4) guidelines for grassroots women's organizations on resilience (Indonesia, Philippines and Myanmar); and (5) national disaster damage and loss database (Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar). The national framework in Myanmar secured financial support from the Government of Canada (Myanmar bilateral development program) to implement the specific components of the framework; (3) provided direct support to five (risk-aware, build safely, advance, recover, and lead) out of the eight ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response (AADMER) Work Programme priorities with a value of US$955,470; and (4) supported the ASEAN Recovery Forum and regional training workshops on risk-informed development, climate change adaptation, and gender-focused investments in climate and disaster resilience. The Fund also provided critical technical assistance to support ASEAN's development of a new program (2021-2025) for the AADMER.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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