Linking Disaster Risk Financing to Social Protection in Barbados

The World Food Programme (WFP) and governments in the Caribbean are collaborating to strengthen information management systems and other social protection processes to perform their routine functions, ensure continued function after a shock and scale up assistance to populations impacted by disasters and crisis. Strengthening disaster risk financing and social protection systems – and developing links between the two – is therefore at the heart of preparedness. Recognising that no one risk finance instrument can be used to address all of the risks, this report outline the options for linking disaster risk finance instruments with social protection in Barbados, focusing on insurance as part of a broader risk layered approach.