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27 Jul 2017 description
report World Bank

CO-AUTHORS: KEREN CHARLES, MELANIE KAPPES

Development professionals often complain about the absence of good-quality data in disaster-prone areas, which limits their ability to inform projects through quantitative models and detailed analysis.

31 Dec 2016 description

BELIZE Earthquakes and Hurricanes RISK PROFILE

What is a country disaster risk profile?

An estimation of the potential economic losses to property caused by adverse natural hazards.

Country Disaster Risk Profile Applications

  • Inform disaster risk financing
  • Develop key baseline data
  • Evaluate impact of disasters
  • Promote and inform risk reduction

Country At-A-Glance

13 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• A $1.15 million grant from GFDRR and the Africa Caribbean Pacific-European Union National Disaster Risk Reduction (ACP-EU NDRR) program supported development of Belize’s National Climate Resilience Investment Plan (NCRIP) to help identify and prioritize mitigation investments in the country.
It resulted in the development of its first comprehensive national strategy to address climate resilience.

10 Mar 2015 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

RESULTS & ACHIEVEMENTS

• In 2009, a $150,000 grant from GFDRR enabled the World Bank to galvanize over $200 million in disaster risk reduction investments in the Eastern Caribbean such as coastal protection, strengthening of schools and health clinics, improved drainage systems, and slope stabilization.

04 Apr 2013 description
report World Bank

Agriculture in Haiti: Highly Vulnerable, Mostly Uninsured

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

16 Dec 2011 description

El Banco Mundial y el Centro de Coordinación para la Prevención de Desastres Naturales en América Central (CEPREDENAC) firmaron hoy dos convenios de cooperación por más de un millón de dólares para continuar apoyando los avances en la implementación de la Política Centroamericana de Gestión Integral del Riesgo a Desastres (PCGIR).

16 Feb 2011 description
report World Bank


- High food prices pose a threat to several Central American and Caribbean countries.

- Revenues from high commodity prices can offset food stuff spikes in Southern cone.

- Social protection networks can be strengtened to soften blow to the region's poor.

16 Feb 2011 description
report World Bank


- Altos precios de alimentos amenazan economís en Centro AAmérica y el Caribe.

- Ingresos por altos precios de materias primas pueden contrarrestrar alza de alimentos en el Cono Sur.

- Redes de protección social deben ser fortalecidas para proteger a los pobres de la región.

21 Oct 2009 description
report World Bank

updated October 21, 2009

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.

03 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

Dans le cadre du Programme d'intervention en réponse à la crise alimentaire mondiale (GFRP), le Groupe de la Banque mondiale a lancé un mécanisme de financement rapide afin d'accélérer les apports d'aide aux pays qui en ont le plus besoin. La réponse de la Banque s'est faite en articulation avec l'Equipe spéciale de haut niveau des nations Unies (HTLF) sur la sécurité alimentaire. La Banque soutient ainsi la mise en place du Cadre d'action global (CAG).

- Le GFRP est aujourd'hui doté de 2 milliard de dollars.

02 Sep 2009 description
report World Bank

(updated September 2, 2009)

In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations' High-Level Task Force on food security.