Haiti: Building Disaster and Climate Resilience in Haiti

Context and Objectives

Haiti remains extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, with over 93 percent of its surface and more than 96 percent of its population exposed to the risk of two or more hazards, including hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, landslides, and droughts. Building resilience with better risk prevention and management will be a key step to protect households, livelihoods, and assets.

The Building Disaster and Climate Resilience in Haiti project builds on the  activities conducted under the ACP-EU NDRR project "Haiti: Disaster Risk Management Mainstreaming and Capacity Building Program." The follow-up project will now provide analytical tools and capacity building support to the Government of Haiti to strengthen its disaster preparedness and response capacity, and to improve the understanding and contingency planning activities in sectors that are essential for disaster preparedness and emergency response (including the education-, health-, and transport sectors).

In addition to delivering analytical tools and capacity building, the project seeks to enhance the transparency and efficiency of post-disaster expenditures. In this way, the project will inform the preparation of the upcoming $35 million World Bank-funded project "Haiti: Strengthening DIsaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience", which aims to improve Municipal Civil Protection Committees' emergency preparedness and disaster response performance and to increase the network of shelters in selected municipalities in climate risk-prone areas.

Main Activities

Component 1: The project will deliver analytical tools and capacity building, by:

  • Strengthening the National Haiti Hydrological Unit;
  • Supporting local flood risk assessments;
  • Assessing the vulnerability of key critical public services;
  • Supporting the operationalization of the new Disaster Risk Management law.

Component 2: The project will inform the preparation of the World Bank-funded project "Haiti: Strengthening Disaster Risk Management and Climate Resilience", by increasing the transparency and efficiency in the use of post-disaster resources and by improving accountability mechanisms. This will be done by:

  • Developing a comprehensive set of operating rules for the Emergency Fund;
  • Ehancing ex-ante public procurement arrangements and streamlining fiduciary arrangements to increase the ability to track post-disaster expenditures.

Results

The project is in its inception phase.

Partnerships and Coordination

The project is implemented in close collaboration with national counterparts and development partners.

Country
Region
  • Caribbean
Window of Action
  • Window 2
Amount approved
  • $375,000
Duration
  • 05/2018 to 02/2020