Madagascar - Africa Disaster Risks Financing Progamme (ADRIFI)

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 May 2019
Signature Date 13 Jun 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Finance
DAC Sector Code 24030
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 1,500,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme (ADRiFi) will reinforce Madagascar's disaster risks management (DRM) efforts through the establishment of an effective early warning system, a contingency plan and national response mechanisms adapted to the country, as well as provide an immediate, more economical and effective response to drought. ADRiFi will build Madagascar's capacity in disaster risk assessment, early warning systems and contingency plans, and support the country's participation in the sovereign risk transfer mechanism of the African Risk Capacity (ARC). In-depth preparedness will enable the country to rapidly deploy funds based on pre-approved disaster contingency plans, thus securing the environment for small-scale farmers and the livelihood of rural dwellers in the event of drought. The programme targets areas of the country that are vulnerable to risks of disasters related to tropical cyclones, floods and drought. Due to the drought risk coverage provided by the ARC as part of the programme, the programme’s target area is the "Great South" of Madagascar because of its high vulnerability to drought. The ADRiFi programme has three components: (i) developing climate risk management solutions; (ii) Supporting access to disaster risk transfer solutions; and (iii) Programme management and coordination. The programme covers a 5-year period (2019-2023) and will cost UA 3.29 million.

Project Objectives

The programme has the following specific objectives: (i) build Madagascar's capacity to assess the risks and costs of climate hazards, particularly drought, and develop subsequent adaptation measures at national and subnational level; and (ii) provide rapid-response funding (including disbursement of emergency funds) to address climate hazards at national and local levels.


The direct ADRiFi beneficiaries are the Government of Madagascar and Government agencies involved in DRM such as the CPGU, BNRC and the General Directorate of Meteorology. These agencies will benefit from technical capacity building in risk modelling and profiling through the use of Africa RiskView (ARV) software. The indirect beneficiaries of the ADRIFI Programme in Madagascar are the most vulnerable segments of the population - particularly women - in Madagascar’s “Great South” (especially the southeast and highlands, which are the most drought-affected areas). These include Atsimo Andrefana, Androy and Anosy regions. The targeted beneficiaries are estimated at 4% of the Malagasy population, or over 60% of the “Great South” population.

Participating Organization

Fragile States Facility


IATI identifier 46002-P-MG-HZ0-001
Last Update 05 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name NARTEY Cecil

Geographic Location

Country Madagascar
Coordinates Location Name
-24.1 46.3 Anosy
-23.2 44.4 Atsimo-Andrefana Region
-24.75 45.5 Androy Region