Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in Latin America and the Caribbean - Dominican Republic case study

There is increasing global recognition, within governments and their partners, of the potential linkages between social protection and disaster risk management (DRM) in responding to and mitigating shocks. In the case of the LAC region, relatively advanced and large-scale social protection systems appear to be a unique opportunity to collaborate with emergency response. The Dominican Republic case study forms part of a wider Study on Shock-Responsive Social Protection in LAC, commissioned by the World Food Programme (WFP) and undertaken by Oxford Management Policy (OPM), in collaboration with WFP. The study includes a literature review of experiences in the region (Beazley et al., 2016), six case studies (Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru, and Dominican Republic) and a final report with the main findings and recommendations to strengthen the role of social protection in shock response in LAC.