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This report presents a study on the cost benefit analyses (CBA) and cost effectiveness analysis (CEA) of community-based disaster risk reduction (DRR) interventions in the Caribbean. The DRR interventions, implemented by the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC), Port of Spain, in three Caribbean countries, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, and Suriname, comprised the pilot phase of the Red Cross (RC) Project, Improving Climate Change Resilience of Caribbean Communities. This study is part of the endeavor by the DRR Program of Florida International University (FIU) and the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of the U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) to develop and foster DRR measures in the Latin American and Caribbean region since 2008.

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ISSN 2378-0835


Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience


This publication was prepared by Florida International University’s “Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas Program,” under the Cooperative Agreement # AID-OFDA-A-13-00041 with the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), regional office for Latin American and the Caribbean.

Ex Ante Cost Benefit Analyses of Community-Based DRR Interventions in the Caribbean

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