Project profile — Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility


IBRD Trust Funds - World Bank (44001)
2018-09-20 - 2025-02-28
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Dominica (14.00%)
• Suriname (6.00%)
• Belize (6.00%)
• Antigua and Barbuda (10.00%)
• Grenada (14.00%)
• Guyana (8.00%)
• Jamaica (7.00%)
• Saint Lucia (20.00%)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (15.00%)


• Government And Civil Society, General: Public finance management (15111) (50.00%)
• Disaster Prevention And Preparedness: Disaster prevention and preparedness (74010) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (significant objective)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


The Canada-Caribbean Resilience Facility aims to support Caribbean countries—including Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Suriname—to strengthen their long-term resilience and build back better in the wake of natural disasters. It seeks to mobilize a multi-disciplinary “rapid response” team of local and international experts to provide technical assistance and capacity-building for recovery and reconstruction in such diverse fields as disaster risk management, engineering, environmental management, environmental and social safeguards, gender equality, disability inclusion, procurement, and public financial management. It also supports governments to identify, access, and mobilize emergency funding to ensure timely financing of recovery activities and put in place public financial management systems, protocols, and guidelines that can be triggered in the event of natural disaster. Project activities include: 1) developing preparedness and recovery capacity assessments for sectors most affected during disasters, including housing and transport; 2) providing hands-on technical assistance support and training in areas critical to recovery and reconstruction such as project management and procurement; and 3) preparing guidelines to streamline budgeting protocols in post-disaster situations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: 1) more effective and coordinated gender-responsive climate-resilient recovery in targeted Caribbean countries following natural disasters; and 2) more effective gender-responsive and climate-resilient public financial management practices of national governments.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of May 2023 include: (1) strengthened mechanisms and processes for implementing resilience building in all nine targeted countries. This enables them to prepare better to recover from disaster-related shocks; (2) produced new Sectoral Recovery Capacity Assessment reports for Agriculture in Antigua and Barbuda, Guyana, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tourism in Dominica and Saint Lucia, and Housing in Grenada; (3) completed a desk review and assessment of disability inclusion in disaster risk management and climate-resilience processes and strategies in all nine target countries and published the report; (4) developed 28 gender-responsive instruments for use in resilient and inclusive projects; and (5) trained 102 staff on gender-responsive instruments.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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