Linking Disaster Risk Finance to Social Protection in the Caribbean

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Date published
19 Dec 2023
World Food Programme (WFP)
Research, reports and studies
Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Disaster risk reduction, Social protection

Building on analysis and lessons learned these reports provide recommendations to strengthen and institutionalize linkages between disaster risk finance and social protection to make systems more shock-responsive.

WFP and governments in the Caribbean are collaborating to strengthen information management systems and other social protection processes to perform their routine functions, ensure continued function after a shock and scale up assistance to populations impacted by disasters and crisis.

Strengthening disaster risk financing and social protection systems – and developing links between the two – is therefore at the heart of preparedness.

Recognising that no one risk finance instrument can be used to address all of the risks, these reports outline the options for linking disaster risk finance instruments with social protection in Dominica and Barbados, focusing on insurance as part of a broader risk layered approach.