Photo courtesy of Stocksnap As the Caribbean region braced for this year’s hurricane season, the Inter-American Development Bank was putting the finishing touches on the Risk Monitor, a comprehensive tool to help regional policymakers consider relevant evaluation data in order to reduce the risks associated with disasters. The tool is not yet published online, but various IDB … [Read more...] about Some useful tools for the Caribbean when a natural disaster occurs
Photo courtesy of NASA With hurricane season underway in Latin America and the Caribbean, it is time for a discussion about managing risks. Our region is exposed to a variety of hazards, including floods, earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, droughts and hurricanes. In the last 35 years, the region has experienced more than 1,300 disasters that have claimed some … [Read more...] about Can we manage a natural disaster?