Evaluation of DG ECHO's Actions on Building Resilience in the LAC Region 02-10/2016

Subtitle
Final report : 02-10/2016
Volume, number, page
142 p.
Year of Publication
2017
Author(s)
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Organization Name
Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations -European Commission
Publisher
European Commission
City
Luxemburg
Full Date
2017
ISBN or ISSN
978-92-79-65074-1
Considered Countries
Colombia
Haití
Antigua and Barbuda
Bahamas
Barbados
Belize
Cuba
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
St. Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Surinam
Trinidad and Tobago
Argentina
Bolivia
Brazil
Category
Official Documents
Theme
BILATERAL RELATIONS UE - LAC
Subregion - European Union
BIREGIONAL RELATIONS UE - LAC
BIREGIONAL DIALOGUES UE-LAC
Civil Society
Keyword(s)
Development aid
social assets
cooperation agreement
cooperation policy
International cooperation
Latin America
European Union
Humanitarian Intervention
Social welfare assistance
Development policy cooperation
Social exclusion
Emergency aid
Financial aid
Humanitarian aid
Natural catastrophes
Natural hazard
Political crisis
Adaptation to Climate Change
Data collection
Caribbean islands
Abstract
This evaluation covers DG ECHO-funded initiatives aiming to increase the resilience of communities and countries to future stresses and shocks in Latin America and the Caribbean between 2012 and 2016. Exacerbated by growing urbanization, the region is exposed to natural hazards, political crises and climate change. ECHO contributions consist of the systematic inclusion of resilience into most of its humanitarian programs as well as the funding of dedicated risk reduction initiatives. ECHO funded a total 258 projects for an amount of 220 million Euros, 60% of this in Haiti and Colombia. Sustained risk reduction initiatives contributed to the growing commitment of regional and most national authorities to increase resilience. The effectiveness of resilience initiatives at community level depended to a large part on local and national ownership. When lacking, as often the case in Haiti, results were questionable. The recommendations include: to improve synergy and on-site cooperation between EU and EC development actors and ECHO, to focus efforts on fewer, larger, multi-partner initiatives, to support efforts at multiple scales within a country to assure a systems approach, and to develop a mechanism to objectively measure the impact on beneficiaries of past initiatives once a major stress or disaster occurs
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