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Results Briefs May 1, 2008

Emergency Recovery and Disaster Risk Management in the Dominican Republic: $80 million in IBRD Financing


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

World Bank

Results from the World Bank Treasury

  • Purpose: Provide infrastructure recovery and strengthen risk management capacity in tropical storm affected areas.
  • IBRD Financing: US$ 80 million
  • Project Term: 2008 – 2012. Project ID: P109932

In 2007, the Dominican Republic was hit by two powerful tropical storms that not only left thousands of families homeless and damaged crops, but also destroyed the better part of country’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges, electricity networks, and irrigation systems. 

With the help of World Bank-funded Emergency Recovery and Disaster Management Project, the national government is rebuilding the country’s national electricity, irrigation and water supply sectors. It is also strengthening its government agencies’ capacity to manage water and electricity resources in order to mitigate potential effects of future emergencies. As these agencies update contingency plans and increase their risk management capacity, this project is illustrative of climate adaptation support in storm-vulnerable tropical areas.