The Disaster risk financing and insurance (DRFI) Program helps the developing countries increase their financial and fiscal financial resilience against natural disasters within the broader disaster risk management and climate change adaptation agenda.
The DRFI Program promotes financial strategies and tools against natural disasters for governments, homeowners, small and medium enterprises, agricultural producers, and low-income populations. By ensuring access to post-disaster financing before an event strikes, DRFI tools secure access to immediate liquidity in the aftermath of a natural disaster. For governments, these funds enable an effective response effort by providing crucial bridge financing while other post-disaster funding sources are being mobilized.
The DRFI Program is a joint partnership between the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO), the Government of Japan, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
For more information please use the left navigation bar to read details about the DRFI Program's initiatives. Additionally, publications can be accessed through the publications pages.