25 Nov 2021

New case study: How local governments allocated funding for anticipatory action in the Philippines

Community members simulating the early harvesting of crops. (c) PRC/GRC

Increasing and diversifying funding for anticipatory action will be essential to scaling up. Most funding for anticipatory action continues to come from humanitarian funds such as Forecast-based Action by the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (FbA by the DREF) or the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund, but interest is gradually increasing beyond the humanitarian sector.

A new case study explores how strong collaborations between Philippines Red Cross and government stakeholders paved the way for Local Government Units in the Philippines to allocate government funding to anticipatory action. Two Provinces have already allocated funds for livestock evacuation and shelter strengthening before typhoons, and a third is in the process of allocating funding for flood early actions. Government representatives hope these efforts will serve as a model for the entire country. All three provinces will use the trigger models and early actions identified and developed by the Philippines Red Cross and their partners.

You can learn more about anticipatory action in the Philippines here and access the case study through the link below.

“I am optimistic that we can convince the national government and this concept will be integrated in the disaster management programme in the entire country.”

Government Representative, Southern Leyte, Philippines

This new Anticipation Hub case study explores how local governments allocated funding for anticipatory action in the Philippines.

Read the case study here