Documents

  • Strategic Framework 
  • Brochures 
  • Research & Policy
  • Africa RiskView Bulletins
  • Africa RiskView Country Reports
  • Contingency Planning 
  • Legal
  • Lessons Learned & Evaluations

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The African Risk Capacity (ARC) Strategic Framework outlines ARC’s vision, mission, and overarching strategic objectives until 2020. This framework sets out areas of thematic focus and the principles of engagement. It will guide ARC’s organisational operation and prioritise the activities necessary to achieve the stated goals, notably those laid out in its Agenda for Action (this can be downloaded under “Brochures”).

Drawing on the first two years of ARC’s experience, the Strategic Framework highlights the challenges faced by governments across the African continent in designing and implementing robust disaster risk management regimes. The Strategic Framework positions ARC within a broader policy framework at the national, continental and international levels. It draws from the successes of ARC’s on-going work but also seeks to show how ARC will push boundaries with new innovation to address the challenges faced on the continent.

Download ARC’s Strategic Framework in English or French

ARC Brochures & Factsheets

ARC’s brochures and factsheets provide information about different ARC programme areas in a printable and shareable format. These brochures are available for download and distribution.

ARC Overview

ARC Overview

English | Français

ARC and ARC Ltd

ARC & ARC Ltd

English | Français

Payouts & Successes

English Français

Capacity Building Programme

English Français

ARC Agenda for Action

Agenda for Action

English Français

Cost of Drought

English Français

Africa RiskView

Africa RiskView

English

Outbreaks & Epidemics

English | Français

Extreme Climate Facility (XCF)

English | Francais

Replica

English Français

ARC Management Team

English Français

 Anticipate, Absorb, Reshape (A2R)

English Français

Paris Climate Accord

English

 

 Sustainable Development Goals

English

South-South Cooperation

English

 

ARC Research & Policy

ARC’s operations are backed by rigorous research, conducted both internally and by independent analysts, to prove how ARC’s model for disaster risk management and financing can reduce costs, defend development gains, and save lives and livelihoods for ARC Member States. Adding to its cost efficiency, ARC fulfills the demands of different global challenges by acting as a solution at the intersection of various policy spaces.

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility

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Cost-Benefit Analysis of African Risk Capacity Facility

 

 Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility: Malawi Country Case Study

English

Malawi Country Case Study_ss

Cost-Benefit Analysis of the African Risk Capacity Facility: Ethiopia Country Case Study 

English

Ethiopia Country Case Study_ss

Response to Cost-Benefit Analysis of African Risk Capacity

English

ARC Cost-Benefit Analysis

Rethinking International Disaster and Financing

English

Rethinking International Disaster and Finance

From Managing Crises to Managing Risks: The African Risk Capacity

English

From Managing Crises to Managing Risks

The Extreme Climate Facility

English

The Extreme Climate Facility

Extreme Climate Facility Policy Brief

English

How Risk Insurance Spells Resilience for Disaster-Prone People

English

Research_How risk insurance spells resilience for disaster-prone_ss

 

Insurance Regulation for Sustainable Development

English

Research_Insurance_Regulation_for sustainable_development_cisl_ss

Managing Famine Risk

English

Research_Chatham House_Managing Famine Risk_Executive Summary_April 2013_ss

Africa RiskView Bulletins

The Africa RiskView (ARV) Bulletin is a regular publication of the ARC Agency. It provides information about current rainfall and drought index developments, as detected by ARV, and their potential impact on vulnerable populations for all of the countries in a given risk pool. It also provides updates on estimated response costs to assist potentially affected people, which are the underlying basis of the insurance policies for countries participating in the ARC insurance pool.

Africa RiskView Country Reports

ARC publishes country reports – Africa RiskView Special Reports or End of Season Reports – that discuss Africa RiskView’s estimates of rainfall, drought and population affected, comparing them to information from the ground and from external sources. These reports provide the basis of a validation exercise of Africa RiskView, which is conducted in each country at the end of an insured season. This exercise aims at reviewing the performance of the model and ensuring that the country’s drought risk is accurately reproduced by Africa RiskView for drought monitoring and insurance coverage.

2017-2018 (Pool IV) End of Season Reports

2017-2018 (Pool IV) End of Season Reports

The Gambia: English

Senegal: English

Burkina Faso: English

Southern Africa*: English

Kenya*: English

*Although these areas did not participate in Risk Pool IV, Africa RiskView was used to monitor the rainfall in these regions throughout the agricultural season.

2016-2017 (Pool III) End of Season Reports

2016-2017 (Pool III) End of Season Reports

The GambiaEnglish | Français | Português

MaliEnglish | Français | Português

Mauritania: English | Français | Português

Niger: English | Français | Português

Senegal: English | Français | Português

Burkina Faso: EnglishFrançais

2015-2016 (Pool II) End of Season Reports

2015-2016 (Pool II) End of Season Reports

2014-2015 (Pool I) End of Season Reports

2014-2015 (Pool I) End of Season Reports

Kenya, Season 1English | Français | Português

Kenya, Season 2English | Français | Português

Mauritania: English | Français | Português

NigerEnglish | Français | Português

SenegalEnglish | Français | Português

 

Contingency Planning

Contingency planning is one of the pillars of ARC’s disaster risk management model. To maximize the effectiveness of early funding when weather-related disasters occur, ARC Agency assists governments to develop national plans for to use fund in case of a payout to ensure that financing flows quickly to the most critical areas and scales up social safety nets to protect the country’s most vulnerable populations.

In order to qualify for an ARC Ltd insurance policy, each country must create Operations Plan – a contingency plan that targets funding to in case of a payout – that passes the scrutiny of the ARC Agency Governing Board‘s Peer Review Mechanism.

The Contingency Planning Standards & Guidelines: English  |  Français

Compliance Rules: English  |  Français |  العربية  |  Portugues

Risk Pool I, 2014-2015

Risk Pool I, 2014-2015

Risk Pool II, 2015-2016

Risk Pool II, 2015-2016

Risk Pool III, 2016-2017

Risk Pool III, 2016-2017

The Gambia: English

Mauritania: English | Français

Mali: English

Niger: English  |  Français

Senegal: English  |  Français

Burkina Faso: English | Français

Legal Documents

 

ARC Establishment Agreement

ARC Establishment Agreement

Plenipotentiaries

Plenipotentiaries

Criteria for Certificates of Good Standing

Criteria for Certificates of Good Standing

Transparency Policy

Transparency Policy

Conference of Parties (COP) Rules of Procedure

Conference of Parties (COP) Rules of Procedure

COP1 Report

COP1 Report

COP3 Report

COP3 Report

COP4 Report

COP4 Report

COP5 Report

COP5 Report

COP6 Report

COP6 Report

Lessons Learned & Evaluations

In order to develop the most efficient methods to address disaster risk on the continent, ARC examines their ongoing and completed work to constantly improve programmes across the continent. Using audits from external providers and feedback from ARC Member States, ARC Agency and ARC Ltd incorporate lessons learned from previous experiences to create better practices for African governments and the citizens they serve.

Lessons Learned

English

ARC Lessons Learned

Africa RiskView Quality Assurance Measures 

English

ARV Quality Assurance

2015 Payout: Lessons Learned Summary Report

English

2015 Payout Lessons Learned Summary Report

Financial Audit Summary Report

English

ARC Financial Audit Summary Report 2016

ARC Ltd Audited Finacial Statement 2017

English

ARC Ltd Audited Financial Statement 2017

Formative Evaluation of ARC

English | Français

ARC Response to Formative Evaluation

English | Français

DfID Response to Formative Evaluation

English | Français

Formative Evaluation Annexes

English