IDRA mobilizes political, technical and financial capital to enhance drought resilience in countries, cities, and communities.

Why we need a global alliance to build drought resilience

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Drought poses a global emergency driven by climate change and unsustainable land management

Few if any hazard claims more lives, causes more economic loss, and affects more sectors of societies than drought.

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Tackling drought proactively rather than waiting for it to strike, pays off

The economic returns of building drought resilience are up to ten times bigger than the initial investment, and come with significant social, environmental, development, and risk-reduction benefits.

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Together, we can build drought resilience faster and more efficiently

No country is immune to drought, but all of them can prepare to better withstand its impacts. 
IDRA facilitates the exchange of knowledge, best practices, and technologies to transform the way the world tackles drought.


How IDRA works

Our work is structured around four pillars:

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Build political momentum

So that global leaders prioritize drought resilience in national development and international cooperation policies.

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Innovative finance mechanisms

Exploring ways to mobilize resources while leveraging public and private investments to maximum effect.

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Knowledge exchange

To speed up the adoption of best practices, solutions, and technologies from the community to the regional level through forums like communities of practice.

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Common framework for action

Establishing priority, evidence-based actions and investments to build drought resilience.

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What you need to know about drought…

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People affected by drought globally in 2022-2023


People affected by drought who live in low- and middle-income countries


Increase in droughts since the year 2000


Extent to which global freshwater demand is projected to outstrip supply by 2030


Sand and dust storms driven by human activity, including human-made droughts

... and drought resilience


Drought resilience investments have an up to tenfold retum on investmentt


For every USD 1 spent in building resilience there are up to USD 3 in benefits from avoided losses reduced need for humanitarian aid.


Improving early warning systems could save 23,000 lives and up to USD 2 billion in developing countries every year.


Percentage of official development assistance for disasters that was allocated to preparedness in the past decade

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