Project profile — Typhoon Haiyan Reconstruction Assistance


CARE Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011116)
2015-08-21 - 2019-06-30
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Philippines (100.00%)


• Agriculture: Agricultural development (31120) (25.00%)
• Industry: Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development (32130) (25.00%)
• Reconstruction Relief And Rehabilitation: Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation (73010) (30.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (20.00%)

Policy marker 

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


Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda) struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, and was one of the worst storms in recorded history. Almost 15 million people were impacted and over 6,000 died. An estimated one million people were pushed into poverty. While victims received humanitarian relief (including from Canada) in the immediate aftermath, the Government of the Philippines has identified ongoing needs for economic reconstruction and the restoration of lost assets and livelihoods. With Canada’s support, CARE is improving the long term economic well-being of 21,600 typhoon-affected households in the Eastern and Western Visayas regions. Project activities include: (1) providing training and technical assistance to improve agricultural production and processing, with a view to adding value and accessing new markets; and (2) strengthening capacity of the private sector and local government agencies to provide appropriate business and financial service support to micro, small and medium sized enterprises. CARE is working with several Filipino partner organizations to implement the project. Funding for this project is sourced from the Government of Canada's $85.6 million Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund, which matched donations by Canadians in response to the typhoon.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (1) increased participation of targeted women and men affected by Typhoon Haiyan in sustained and resilient economic activities; and (2) improved access to financial and business development services (BDS) for targeted microenterprises affected by Typhoon Haiyan, particularly those owned/operated by women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2019) include: (1) 32,597 beneficiaries (of which 57% women) participated in project-sponsored activities across five value chains (abaca, cassava, seaweed, herbs, and vegetables), with the project reaching 474 barangays (communities) in 44 municipalities in three provinces; (2) of the total number reached, 10,692 beneficiaries (5,400 are women) who equally and meaningfully participate in the value chains with both men and women spending an average of five hours per day on economic activities; (3) 1,620 women and 2,160 men participants live above the poverty threshold, against the baseline of 648 and 432, respectively, signifying decline in poverty levels; (4) 22,007 entrepreneurs and producers (of which 68% women) trained on community-based enterprise development, while 145 facilitators trained to provide technical assistance to communities on these value chains; (5) 15,768 enterprises (of which 7,884 women-owned/operated) accessed financial and business development services; and (6) 27 finance and business development service (BDS) providers now offer gender-responsive and risk-informed products and services equally to men and women as a result of the project. These reported outcomes result from a combination of technical assistance, engagement in enterprise operations, and strong linkages with BDS, financial service providers, local government units, and other stakeholders.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
23-12-2019 Disbursement $267,838
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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