On June 1, 2020, the Annual Report from the World Bank‘s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) was published. It details activities carried out by their City Resilience Program (CRP) in fiscal year 2019.
Fiscal year 2019 stood out as a year of rapid growth and development across several dimensions of the CRP. The change was driven primarily by constructive input from internal clients (World Bank task teams) and team leads, city and government officials, and external stakeholders – such as donors, other international financial institutions (IFIs), and private sector partners.
This Annual Report summarizes the progress made in proving the CRP’s general concept, generating strong demand from cities and local authorities, establishing internal and external partnerships, and readying the operational and technical grounds to scale up the Program.
The Program has evolved, relying on the lessons learned in the first two years of implementation, to better respond to countries’ demand and support cities around three thematic areas – Planning, Finance and Partnerships for Resilience.
The reported activities are grouped according to the CRP’s thematic program areas, and additional information is provided on project management:
- Section 3 starts with a general description of the thematic areas and activities, followed by section 4 which provides a summary of the overall implementation progress for each thematic area.
- Section 5 presents a results-based monitoring of CRP’s strategic objectives and main outputs, as stipulated in the Log Frame, and the current progress of achieving those.
- Section 6 provides information on CRP city-level engagements structured by region, before section 7 provides a brief forward look into the next programming period.
- Section 8 provides financial information on the program and trust fund management.