From commitment to action: funding to build resilience in the Horn

In 2011 the member states of the Inter-Governmental Agency for Development (IGAD) and donor organisations launched the IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI). It seeks to reduce disaster risks and improve livelihoods in the Horn using an integrated programming framework at national and regional levels, and to shift from humanitarian funding to development and building resilience through longer-term partnerships. The 38-page report “From commitment to action: are donors meeting their pledges to build resilience in the Horn of Africa?” (March 2014) by REGLAP/DLCI reviews what is now being funded in the Horn of Africa and how this corresponds with what is needed for sustainable development in the drylands. It analyses the reasons for decisions to fund or not to fund certain groups and/or activities and the implications for building resilience. Focusing mainly on Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda, it examines to what extent IGAD and donors are continuing business as usual or doing things differently.

For those seeking more information on IDDRSI, see:

– Declaration of IGAD Summit of Heads of State & Government on IDDRSI progress (Mar 2014)

– The IDDRSI strategy (Jan 2013)

Some livestock regional programs enhancing food security in IGAD member states: IDDRI highlights (Nov 2012)

Overview of the process and priorities for the IGAD ending drought emergencies initiative in the Horn of Africa: The need for ‘Community Engagement for Transformational Change’ (Oct 2012)


Posted on 28 April 2014 in General Policy Documents