Emergency Recovery Project (ERP)

Emergency Recovery Project (ERP)formerly the Hurricane Dean Emergency Loan Jamaica suffered extensive damage due to the passage of Hurricane Dean on August 19, 2007. The total damage was estimated to be US$326.94 million, while the estimated cost of rehabilitation and reconstruction works was US$ 257 – 328 million. In light of this, the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) requested the World Bank's support for the reconstruction works to be undertaken in poorer communities which were affected by the Hurricane.  The Loan agreement for the Hurricane Dean Emergency Recovery was signed on January 8, 2008 at the the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA for a sum of US$10 million, with the implementation period between March 1, 2008 and March 28, 2011. The Emergency Recovery Project (ERP) supported the rehabilitation of community infrastructure facilities including early childhood, primary and all-age schools, community health clinics and critical feeder roads, which were severely damaged by Hurricane Dean. Additionally, the project supported capacity building activities, to increase the ability of the Government of Jamaica to respond to natural disasters.