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In a challenging context, the experience of the Dominican Republic demonstrates that adaptive social protection is a powerful tool for reducing poverty and vulnerability, and promoting sustainable growth.
World Bank, the
A cashier in the Dominican Republic counts money
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A recent analysis of the strategies employed by Dominican households between 2019 and 2021 to face the adverse effects of disasters confirmed that poor families cut their spending on food, health, and education in the aftermath of a climate extreme event.
World Bank, the
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In this study, the authors are analysing the effects that the earthquakes that hit the Dominican Republic (2003), Honduras (2007 and 2009) and Haiti (2010) had on gender relations, making comparisons between urban and rural areas.
Dominican and Haitian reforestation brigades
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Climate change is part of our daily lives, and its impacts become more evident each year. So, what can we do? How do we respond to this challenge?
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
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This CCDR further extends the MANAGE model to incorporate the path of emissions from key sectors (transport, energy, AFOLU), and to incorporate DR‑specific climate damage functions to introduce the impact of climate change on the economy.
Palms in a storm at the coast.
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WFP-supported early response initiatives are helping the Caribbean nation weather the climate crisis.
World Food Programme
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This seismic risk profile of the Dominican Republic, produced by the Global Earthquake Model (GEM) Foundation summarizes key metrics of seismic risk, allowing stakeholders in risk management to get an overview of the risk in the country.
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This factsheet presents findings from an analysis of 14 Latin American countries to document the SNIPs’ response to the pandemic, as well as to draw recommendations and lessons-learned for stimulating economic recovery in a resilient manner.

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