The Dominica Housing Recovery Project (HRP) is an island-wide project spearheaded by the Government of Dominica and the World Bank designed to replace destroyed houses while building resilience in the housing sector. The project not only serves the immediate purpose of restoring homes for the most vulnerable families but also improves construction practices permanently on the island. Successful program applicants are provided with financial, technical, and administrative assistance to drive their individual, homeowner-driven reconstruction of a core house.
An innovative component of this initiative is the development of an end-to-end Management Information System (MIS) for housing upgrading, designed to complement the homeowner-driven project model. The suite of interlinked web and app-based platforms comprising the MIS provides a single a digital platform to manage all stages of each homeowner’s journey, from application through to construction completion, ensuring transparency and accountability. Launched in 2019, the MIS has since been used to facilitate the efficient receipt and processing of almost 3,000 applications. Overall, 420 families are set to benefit from the HRP once construction has been completed.