Budget tagging for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation: Guide for design and taxonomy
The disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation budget tagging (DCBT) guide for design and taxonomy provides guidance on issues that government officials need to consider when designing a coordinated budget tagging initiative.
Governments often approach disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) separately, despite the significant overlap between the two issues. This leads to inefficiencies in resource utilization. To improve this, it is important to quantify and track public expenses on DRR and CCA in an integrated manner. The focus of DRR and CCA budget tagging is to integrate these issues into the annual budget and decision-making processes by quantifying the amount allocated to these priorities and enabling the tracking of expenses over time. The guide includes a reference table of DRR and CCA expenses to help countries consistently identify these expenses, which can be adapted to suit national circumstances.
The eight considerations for DCBT design and implementation include:
- Leadership, coordination and institutional roles
- Define the scope of the DCBT system
- Agree on objectives and expected benefits of DCBT
- Reporting and dissemination
- Capacity assessment
- Content of the basic DCBT system
- Potential add-ons to the basic DCBT system
- Monitoring and learning
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