The objective of
this grant is to generate household level data using SWIFT (a rapid poverty
assessment tool) to improve targeting of disaster risk management (DRM)
policies and investments towards promoting shared prosperity in the Dominican
Republic. The government lacks evidence-based knowledge and tools to better
target DRM policies and investment to the poor and less well-off. Available data
suggest that they are more vulnerable to climate shocks.
In the Dominican Republic, Tropical Cyclone Noel mostly affected those who were
under the national poverty line. The grant will be used to implement a household survey using SWIFT to identify the poor and
less well-off, understand their mechanisms for coping with disasters, and explore effective policy
interventions to target the poorest and contribute to shared prosperity. This
study is component 3 of an umbrella WB project "Building physical and fiscal
resilience of the Dominican Republic to ensure shared

Sendai Priorities

Priority 1Understanding disaster risk
Priority 2Strengthening disaster risk governance to manage disaster risk
Priority 3Investing in disaster risk reduction for resilience
Priority 4Enhancing disaster preparedness for effective response and to “Build Back Better” in recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction