Pakistan: ADB, National Disaster Risk Management Fund (NDRMF)

Pakistan faces significant disaster risk and lacks institutional capacity and finance to tackle it. The National Disaster Risk Management Fund will enhance resilience of vulnerable communities, especially in KP and FATA, to natural hazards and will strengthen institutional capacity of authorities to disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. This will reduce socio-economic vulnerability of the people to natural hazards and ultimately poverty.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Cambio climático y medio ambiente
Reducción de riesgos de catástrofes
Environmental policy
01.12.2016 - 30.11.2019
CHF  3’000’000

The country and its population and assets are increasingly exposed and vulnerable to various types of natural hazards. Increasing natural disasters over the last one and a half decades have resulted in significant loss of life, economic damage, and the undoing of development gains. Due to the climate change and rapid unplanned urbanization, the extreme weather events such as floods and droughts are likely to become more frequent in future, potentially increasing disaster losses if appropriate action is not taken.


A more disaster resilient Pakistan with reduced socio-economic and fiscal vulnerability to natural hazards and climate variability and change.

Grupos destinarios
  • The vulnerable population of Pakistan, especially the local communities of KP and FATA
  • The authorities at national and sub-national level.
Efectos a medio plazo

Increased and sustainable institutional and physical capacity to reduce the socio-economic and fiscal impacts of natural hazards and climate change.


Resultados previstos:  

  1. NDRMF established and made operational.
  2. Increased investment to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards.
  3. Analytical work and products to improve fiscal management of disaster risk.

Resultados de las fases anteriores:  


Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Institución financiera internacional (IFI)
  • Banco Asiático de Desarrollo (Fondo)

Otras contrapartes
  • The Government of Pakistan
  • The Government of Australia



Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores
  • Planned DRR expert secondment to NDRMF
  • SDC & WFP’s jointly supported CBDRR project in FATA.
  • SDC’s supported environmental cell at FATA Secretariat
  • SDC’s water governance program in KP and FATA
  • Institutional strengthening of NDMA, PDMA and FDMA in DRR/M National DRR Forum and DRR projects by other actors.
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    3’000’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    0