The June 2011 UK Government Response to the Humanitarian Emergency Response Review (HERR) presented disaster resilience as a new and vital component to [the UK Government’s] humanitarian and development work. Building on this, the UK Government’s Humanitarian Policy puts resilience at the centre of its approach to addressing disasters, both natural and man-made. This includes commitments to embed resilience-building in all DFID country programmes by 2015, integrate resilience into their work on climate change and conflict prevention and improve the coherence of their development and humanitarian work.
Further to this, DFID has committed to improve the quality of funding by increasing “the predictability and timeliness of UK funding, for example by making early pledges to appeals, agreeing to multi-year funding, supporting global and country-level pooled funds, fast track funding and pre-qualifying NGOs and private sector partners.” Multi-year funding can facilitate early response and other gains, and hence this is also part of the research conducted here.
Cabot Venton, C. The Economics of Early Response and Resilience: Approach and Methodology. (2013) 27 pp.