A comprehensive package of infrastructure projects and technical assistance activities to improve climate resilience in Grenada.


Grenada is a small island developing state, meaning that it has a small but growing population, along with limited resources, susceptibility to natural disasters, and vulnerability to climate change. Climate is of particular concern, as Grenada has been identified as a “hotspot” where changing weather patterns are expected to be significant in coming years.

Because of its location, Grenada is considered at risk of increased meteorological and geographical hazards, including volcanoes, tsunamis, hurricanes and drought. A single event can have devastating consequences, as was the case in 2004, when Hurricane Ivan caused a 200 percent loss in annual GDP. Because of the continuous threat of such hazards, Grenada has prioritized disaster risk management and climate change adaptation in coming years.

Objectives and Outputs:

The Disaster Vulnerability and Climate Risk Reduction Project (DVRP) was begun in 2011 as a partnership between the government of Grenada, the World Bank Group, and CIF. The purpose of the project is to reduce vulnerability to natural hazards and climate change impacts within Grenada. The project is receiving $16.2 million in PPCR funding from CIF, and is part of a larger regional project, which includes Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The project is anticipated to reach completion in late 2016.

Four components are associated with the project. First, technical and institutional capacity building in Grenada’s forest and water resource management departments will enhance the ability of these offices to implement climate resilience measures. To achieve this goal, a number of subprojects will take place, including GIS mapping, development and consolidation of data resources, and training of staff for enhanced analytical capability. 

Second, infrastructure enhancement will take place in the form of flood protection and improved drainage in urban areas. Work done in this area will be guided by the capacity building measures that take place for the first component.

Third, investments will be made in post-disaster financing options to allow the government quick access to funds in the event of a disaster. Access to these funds ensures that the long term transformative change to climate adaptation will not be compromised if such an event does occur.

The final output will be capacity building for project management and implementation support. Through providing technical advisory services, training, operating costs, and necessary goods for project operation, the capacity of government organizations to monitor this project will be enhanced. Additionally, those organizations will better be able to generate knowledge that may be used by other participating countries for their own projects.

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This project summary is drawn from draft project proposals [such as the PAD, PID, SAR, and country investment plan] and may not contain the most up-to-date information.

Project Details
Cover Note | Project Document | MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS) | Proposed Decision
Approved on May 5, 2011 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 8.0 million (grant funding)
USD 8.2 million (concessional loan)

Comments and Responses:
Canada (May 4, 2011)
Germany (May 4, 2011)

Additional Financing to the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program (2015)
Cover Note | Project Document | Project Information Document | MDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS) | Proposed Decision
Approved on January 9, 2015 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 5.0 million (grant funding)
USD 3.8 million (concessional loan)
USD 260,000 (MPIS Final tranche)

Comments and Responses:
Germany (January 8, 2015)
United Kingdom (January 9, 2015)

Additional Financing to the Regional Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Program (2014)
Cover NoteMDB Project Implementation Services (MPIS) | Letter from the Government of Grenada | Proposed Decision
Approved on February 14, 2014 (Approved Decision)
Approved amount(s):
USD 5.0 Million (grant funding)
USD 75,000 (MPIS First tranche)

Comments and Responses:
Germany and Spain (January 22, 2014)  
United Kingdom (January 31, 2014)  
United Kingdom (February 13, 2014) 
IBRD Response to United Kingdom, Germany and Spain (February 10, 2014)