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Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery

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The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) is a partnership of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR) system to support the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA). The HFA, endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 60/195 is the primary international agreement for disaster reduction. The principal strategic goal of the HFA is to effectively integrate, in a coherent manner, disaster risk considerations into sustainable development policies, planning, programming, and financing at all levels of government.

The GFDRR is managed by the World Bank on behalf of the participating donor partners and other partnering stakeholders. The GFDRR provides technical and financial assistance to high risk low- and middle-income countries to mainstream disaster reduction in national development strategies.
GFDRR works to foster and strengthen global and regional cooperation among low- and middle-income country governments, international financial institutions, UN agencies, research and academic institutions, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, and the private sector to leverage country systems and programs in disaster reduction and recovery. It promotes global and regional partnerships to develop new tools, practical approaches and other instruments for disaster reduction and recovery, foster an enabling environment at the country level that can generate greater investment in disaster mitigation practices within a sustainable legal, policy, financial and regulatory framework, facilitate knowledge sharing about reducing disaster risks and sustainable disaster recovery, and create adaptive capacities for limiting the impact of climate change.