This report seeks to encourage DFIs and government donors to enhance their financial commitments on DRR in FCV contexts. It sets out why action on DRR is necessary in FCV contexts, and provide insight into what leading DFIs and government donors are doing in this space. Despite the threat of compounding disaster and conflict risks, progress on disaster risk reduction (DRR) in contexts affected by fragility, conflict and violence (FCV) remains slow, and dedicated finance is widely regarded as piecemeal and insufficient. The report highlights some of the internal and external barriers inhibiting greater financial commitment to DRR in FCV contexts, including the disincentives which prevent engagement of Task Team Leaders (TTL) and cross-sectoral collaboration. This is countered by examples of progress, such as establishing champions of the theme, technical up-skilling and programme and investment successes. There are also encouraging signs which point towards a more positive enabling environment for future financial commitments to DRR in FCV contexts.
The report indicates that despite the presence of barriers in allocating finance to DRR in FCV contexts, a more enabling environment is emerging for dedicated discussions on the disaster–conflict nexus; test cases of small DRR fund allocations attached to sectoral programmes which are delivering positive outcomes for disaster resilience in conflict contexts; and integrated risk analysis tools are bringing together data on hazards, violence and conflict. To enhance financial commitments, the paper recommends building on existing processes, build on foundational groundwork for the medium-term, and pursue institutional change processes for long-term engagement.