Crisis Prevention and Recovery Thematic Trust Fund

Young people in Somaliland work to rehabilitate roads as part of UNDP's Youth for Change Programme. Photo: Alistair Lyne, UNDP Somalia

In March 2000, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) established the Thematic Trust Fund for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (CPR TTF or the Fund)— a fast, flexible funding mechanism allowing UNDP to respond effectively to crisis prevention and recovery needs. The CPR TTF is designed for quick action following a natural disaster or violent conflict, or when a unique opportunity arises to reduce disaster risk or prevent conflict.

Since its inception, the Fund has mobilized more than US$ 1 billion and benefited more than 100 countries. UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR or the Bureau) serves as the Fund manager, responsible for both its fiduciary oversight and programmatic results.


In addition to offering rapid receipt and allocation of funds to UNDP country offices, the CPR TTF provides the flexibility to refocus funding in response to evolving crisis prevention and recovery needs. The Fund also ensures that the Bureau’s high-quality integrated technical expertise and programmatic support are mobilized towards the delivery of the funds.


The Fund is structured to accept unearmarked contributions, earmarked contributions benefiting individual programme countries, and earmarked contributions for the outcome areas of conflict, disaster, early recovery and gender equality.


Contributions to this fund support a wide variety of UNDP interventions in the area of crisis prevention and recovery, including conflict prevention, disaster risk reduction, strengthening rule of law in post-crisis countries, post-crisis governance, armed violence prevention, economic recovery and livelihoods, disarmament, demobilization and reintegration and mine action. Gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to all of these areas.