Studies and Perspectives Series - The Caribbean, No.75
This set of policy briefs has the objective of profiling disaster risk management (DRM) policies in five selected member States of the Caribbean Development and Cooperation Committee: Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago. The present publication, is the second that ECLAC has released on the mainstreaming of DRM strategieson this topic area. In 2017, a similar document was published for the following countries: The Bahamas, Belize, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica (ECLAC, 2017b).
It also aims at analysing these policies and their interactions with broader development issues and instruments such as national development plans and climate change adaptation strategies. To this end, firstly, this study presents the five pillars of DRM, namely risk identification, risk reduction, preparedness, financial protection, and resilient recovery, as well as their applications to disaster assessments.
Secondly, for each of the five countries focused upon, it describes the integration of DRM into development policies. The structure of the analysis is maintained the same as in the previous volume and will allow countries to identify strengths and weaknesses of their DRM policies and how they interact with other planning and development instruments. Finally, it presents policy recommendations to strengthen the role of DRM and to improve the use of resources through multisectoral projects that build resilience to disasters and climate change.
UN Symbol: LC/TS.2019/7; LC/CAR/TS.2018/3