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
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
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.