Private sector engagement in disaster resilience and climate change adaptation: Country case studies

The country case studies focus on Bangladesh, Kenya, Mozambique and Pakistan


The UK Government and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), acting as co-chairs, launched the Political Champions Group in 2012 to bring greater political focus and investment to building disaster resilience. Part of the Group’s interest lies in improving understanding of how to stimulate the private sector’s engagement and what course of action can best deliver this.

This study explores how public finance can be better used to stimulate private sector engagement in building disaster resilience and preparedness for the risks posed by natural catastrophes and climate change. There were a number of opportunities that emerged from the country case studies (focusing on Bangladesh, Kenya, Mozambique and Pakistan) developed through this study. This report presents the four case studies, and appendices. The executive summary sets out the findings of the project ‘Stimulating Private Sector Engagement in Building Disaster Resilience and Climate Change Adaptation’ and provides recommendations for public finance support.

This report has been produced by PWC for the UK Department for International Development (DFID) Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme and published through Evidence on Demand.

The Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme is a DFID-funded programme intended to maximise the effectiveness of UK and international investment in climate change adaptation and resilience. The knowledge and tools generated through this programme are expected to promote greater understanding of what constitutes best practice in adaptation, as well as better international cohesion and coordination around adaptation. Through these entry points the programme expects to increase the quality of international and UK adaptation programming and reduce its risk.

The views expressed in the report are entirely those of the author and do not necessarily represent DFID’s own views or policies, or those of Evidence on Demand.


PricewaterhouseCoopers. Private sector engagement in disaster resilience and climate change adaptation: Country case studies. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, London, UK (2013) 190 pp.

Published 1 January 2013