Caribbean countries are highly vulnerable, both physically and fiscally, to natural hazards. This vulnerability makes it imperative for the region to focus on resilience. Past development progress can be jeopardized as natural hazard events intensify due to climate change.
Saint Lucia has been working to improve its fiscal resilience by making its public financial management (PFM) system more responsive to disaster risks. Coincidentally, this has also helped to boost its preparedness to confront health crises such as the novel coronavirus pandemic.
This brief outlines the approach and results of support provided by the Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility to Saint Lucia to respond more effectively to disasters through the implementation of PFM institutional reforms.