Quick and reliable funding: how FbA by the DREF supported a shift from reaction to anticipation in 2020

The year 2020 was the first to see activations of the Forecast-based Action by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (FbA by the DREF) funding mechanism. This briefing examines each of the four activations that took place in 2020 – two in Bangladesh, and one each in Ecuador and Mongolia – to highlight the many ways in which FbA by the DREF has contributed to the shift from reaction to anticipation in humanitarian action.

Publish Date

January 10, 2023

Resource Type

PDF, 688.69 KB


Yolanda Clatworthy




Bangladesh, Ecuador, Mongolia


Americas, Asia

Content Type

Briefing Sheet / Fact Sheet


Cash & Voucher, Early Action, Lessons Learnt

Organization type

Red Cross Red Crescent Movement


Cold Wave, Cyclone / Typhoon / Hurricane, Dzud, Flood, Volcanic ash