Evaluation of Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (2012-2020)
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The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) Office of Independent Evaluation has undertaken a final evaluation of the Community Disaster Risk Reduction Fund (CDRRF) and its eight sub-projects to assess their relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability. The evaluation covers the implementation period of the Fund from 2012-2020 in four Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs): Jamaica, Belize, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

The CDRRF is a multi-donor trust managed by the CDB, with contributions from the Government of Canada, the European Union and the CDB, that was established in 2012 to help community members and groups to reduce their vulnerability to risks associated with natural disasters and to adapt to a changing climate.

The CDRRF intended to support participating BMCs to:


  • reduce risk to vulnerable populations at the community level via implementation of natural hazard risk reduction, climate change adaptation and or related livelihood demonstration products,
  • develop experience-based knowledge from the pursuit of demonstration sub-projects to fill national and regional knowledge deficits,
  • develop disaster risk management and CCA enhanced guidelines for country poverty assessments (CPA), and
  • undertake a targeted strategy for dissemination of knowledge presented.