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.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Climate change and environment
Disaster risk reduction DRR
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.

Target groups
  • The vulnerable population of Pakistan, especially the local communities of KP and FATA
  • The authorities at national and sub-national level.
Medium-term outcomes

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


Expected results:  

  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.

Results from previous phases:  


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
International Financial Institution (IFI)
  • Asian Development Bank (Fund)

Other partners
  • The Government of Pakistan
  • The Government of Australia



Coordination with other projects and actors
  • 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.
Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    3’000’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    0