The Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming DRM in Developing Countries: Program Overview

Understanding Disaster Risk

The “Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries” supports technical assistance, pilot projects, thematic initiatives, knowledge mobilization, and capacity building along the four pillars of the DRM framework described in the Sendai Report. The framework is composed of Risk Identification, Risk Reduction, Preparedness and Financial Protection with an emphasis on ex-ante measures. The Program is composed of two sub-programs below.

Country Program

The Country Program provides grants to assist with the preparation and implementation of operations financed through World Bank loans, credits and grants.

Grant proposals under the Country Program are submitted by the Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo to the Ministry of Finance, Japan (MoF) for approval, following an internal review and consultation between Embassies of Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Bank project teams.

Please visit the Country Program page for details.

Knowledge Program

The Knowledge Program includes activities to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, expertise and technology between Japan and developing countries, and support the design and implementation of the Country Program. The activities include:

  • knowledge management and analytical work;
  • capacity building;
  • preparation of solution products;
  • outreach and networking activities with internal World Bank audiences, the Japanese public and private sectors, academics and civil society; and
  • identification of innovations from Japan not yet implemented in developing countries.

Please visit the Knowledge Program page for details.




Japan-World Bank Program for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Developing Countries