Financial Flow Analysis for Climate- Related Disasters in Bangladesh
01 September 2021
This study provides an analytical understanding of funding flows that have entered Bangladesh to address climate-related disasters, it is one of three components under Start Network’s Disaster Risk Financing (DRF) which will provide the foundation for country-level engagement of Start Financing Facility (SFF). This assignment aims to provide a clear understanding of funds that address climate-related disasters, analyze the funding gap in addressing natural disasters and explore how the Start Fund Bangladesh (SFB) has played a role in crisis anticipation and response.
The objective of the study “Financial Flow Analysis for Climate-related Disaster in Bangladesh” has been three-fold. First, it has provided a background of the trend of funding flows entering the country to address climate-related disasters; then the funding gap has been analyzed considering the funding that was applied for collectively by the humanitarian actors and what was subsequently received from different donors; finally, the study explored the crisis anticipation and response mechanisms of Start Fund Bangladesh (SFB) to gain a better understanding of its recent activities.
The first part of the report, funding flows into Bangladesh, shows that major disasters in Bangladesh that have been highlighted over the years include monsoon floods, riverbank erosion, cyclones, flash floods, and landslides.
The second part of the study analyzes the funding gap considering the HCTT appeals and the subsequent funding that was received.