Subnational authorities in Peru and Ecuador responsible for DRM strengthen their capacities to access central government finance for DRM. The project will provide guidance in developing and accessing funding from existing public, public-private and multilateral DRM funds based on prior country diagnostics. A complementing Community of Practice (Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia) fosters exchange of experiences and lessons learned. This is expected to result in enhanced access to available financial resources for DRM for project beneficiaries. 

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Klimawandel & Umwelt
Reduktion von Katastrophenrisiken DRR
Politik des öffentlichen Sektors
15.11.2023 - 14.11.2027
CHF  2’000’000
Hintergrund In the Andean countries, subnational governments face major challenges in implementing disaster risk management projects due to the complexities inherent to the application process and lack of experience. This hampers their ability to access available DRM funding especially for prevention, risk mitigation, and preparedness while governments tend to allocate their DRM resources mainly to response and recovery activities, resulting in a problematic imbalance between pre- and post-disaster DRM investments and generally low DRM project execution. There is an urgent need to support subnational governments in enhancing their access to financial mechanisms (public, public-private and multilateral funds) and provide guidance in developing sound and effective DRM initiatives while at the same time simplify and diversify national funding mechanisms. 
Ziele Enhance subnational government access to financial mechanism related to prevention, mitigation, and preparedness, while discussions stimulate the four Andean countries to improve, simplify and diversify its processes on financial mechanisms related to DRM.
Zielgruppen Direct beneficiaries: (i) Subnational government entities responsible for DRM in Peru and Ecuador: In Peru: the region of Cusco and Lambayeque (Cusco: the regional/local governments of Chiclayo in Espinar, Chumbivilcas, La Convención and Cusco; Lambayeque: the regional/local governments of Chiclayo, Ferreñafe and Lambayeque); In Ecuador: selected regional/local governments in the three provinces of Pichincha, Guayas and Sucumbíos. (ii) Government entities and stakeholders from Peru and Ecuador like PCM, INDECI, MEF, SGR; and government entities and stakeholders from Bolivia and Colombia participating in the Community of Practice. Indirect beneficiaries: The population within the above project system boundaries. In Peru: approx. 2.1 million people; in Ecuador: to be defined once the exact sites in the three provinces have been selected. 
Mittelfristige Wirkungen Outcome 1: Institutional capacities for applying public, public-private and multilateral financial instruments for DRM are strengthened in Peru. Outcome 2: Processes of knowledge transfer on access to and use of public and public-private financial mechanisms for DRM are led by the Andean countries through a regional Community of Practice. Outcome 3: Ecuador incorporates advances and strategies for the application of innovative financial mechanisms in DRM based on key learning processes in the country and the region.

Erwartete Resultate:   - Elaboration of comprehensive DRM projects by subnational governments in Peru and Ecuador including accessing funding at the national level; - Diagnostic studies on financial mechanisms per country (starting with Peru and Ecuador followed by Bolivia and Colombia); - Participation of four Andean countries in a Community of Practice to exchange, share and improve access to financial mechanisms for DRM in the region; - Launch discussions with key authorities at the national level how to improve, simplify and diversify existing financial mechanism and share innovative mechanism from the region and worldwide.

Resultate von früheren Phasen:   The Regional DRR & RR Programme in Lima implemented the project SINAGERD (7F-10207.02) in Peru (2020-2023) aiming at strengthening risk governance with the objective of reinforcing the National Disaster Risk Management System (SINAGERD) and integrating DRR into territorial planning. The experience has served as orientation for the development of this new initiative. 

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt DEZA
Kreditbereich Humanitäre Hilfe
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
Organisation der Vereinten Nationen (UNO)
  • Ausländischer Privatsektor Süden/Osten
  • World Food Programme

Koordination mit anderen Projekten und Akteuren Ministries of Defense, Finance and Social Protection in the four countries (Peru: PCM, INDECI, MEF, MIDIS, MINAGRI; Ecuador: SGR, MEF; Colombia: UNGRD, MHCP; Bolivia: VIDECI, MPD; MEFP). Platforms: Comité Andino Ad Hoc de Prevención de Desastres (CAPRADE), Alianza del Pacifico. Projects: Strengthening the capacities of disaster risk preparedness and response of national institutions (WFP) led by the DRR & RR Programme; SECO projects: Disaster Risk Finance and Insurance (World Bank) and Support to the National Public Finance Management Reform (Basel Institute on Governance).
Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    2’000’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    399’950 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF    2’475’000 Projekttotal seit Anfangsphase Schweizer Beitrag CHF   0 Budget inklusive Projektpartner CHF   2’000’000