The grant aims to inform ongoing World Bank’s
efforts to support the Government of Costa Rica in addressing the country’s exposure
to natural hazards, including hydro-meteorological events (floods, tropical
cyclones, drought, and landslides), which are likely to increase in frequency
and intensity because of climate change. The grant will be implemented in parallel to the
preparation of the Costa Rica Climate Resilient and Territorial Development
Project (P178049) and will initially focus on the 20 cantones covered by
two active emergency decrees issued by the National Emergency Commission (CNE)
to support reconstruction efforts. The grant – and the IPF it informs – support
the country’s development agenda by bridging the country’s infrastructure
deficit through the construction and reconstruction of key infrastructure
exposed to natural hazards, thus benefiting vulnerable and lagging regions and
their local communities.

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