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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

10 Nov 2016 description
report GFDRR

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Safe roads and reliable transportation are critical in the event of a natural disaster. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), along with the World Bank, has been working closely with the Government of Belize to increase the climate resilience of the road network and manage disaster risk by identifying priority investments.

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.