Belize: Hazard and Risk Assessment Framework - Prioritization of an Investment Plan
Context and Objectives
The objective was to identify and prioritize mitigation investments in order to support the preparation and implementation of the investment program in Belize. This process was informed through coordinated hazard and disaster risk assessments based on specific sectoral needs.
The project activity was channelled through three main components:
Component 1 Geo-Spatial Data Inventory and Gap Analysis:
- Advancing the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) Initiative.
- Updating the socio-economic and disaster spatial datasets
Component 2 Hazard and Disaster Risk Assessments:
- Developing a guidance book for the Multi-Criteria Evaluation Process.
- Sharing knowledge with the Transport Global Practice
Component 3 Capacity Building on Hazard and Disaster Risk Assessments.
The Hazard and Risk Assessment Framework for Belize: Prioritization of an Investment Plan project, launched in June 2012 and implemented by the WB with the Ministry of Economic Development, closed in June 2016. The project achieved to:
- advance the National Spatial Data Infrastructure initiative;
- update and hand over the socio-economic and disaster spatial datasets to government stakeholders; and
- develop a guidance book for the Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) Process.
The team worked in close collaboration with the key counterpart in the Ministry of Economic Development, as well as the technical line ministries to enhance the disaster risk management and climate resilience capacity in Belize.
- Risk identification and assessment
Window of Action
- Window 2
- 06/2012 to 06/2016