CEDRIG Light Rapid Screening


General Information:

Author: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Year of publication: 2009

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: Low

Estimated duration of assessment: 1 hour

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Development organizations and humanitarian actors - Project manager/officer or in a small group including relevant stakeholders

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: Strategic level in development organizations, projects or programmes

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Decision makers in development cooperation and humanitarian aid

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Europe

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Qualitative estimation of hazards (predefined list of hazards), likelihood (unlikely, likely, very likely), consequences (slightly harmful, harmful, extremely harmful) from a predefined table. Resulting risks (here risk significance) are then defined through a risk matrix.

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Risk components incorporated: Hazard, exposure

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Changing precipitation patterns, Changing temperature patterns, Loss of biodiversity, Extreme temperatures, Extreme rainfall, Drought, Flood, Wildfire

Source of required data: Secondary (available data is used)

Details: No data needed, only qualitative estimation. Provides sources for hazard identification

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Can be done in a participatory manner and individually

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Details: The estimation of consequences can incorporate all kinds of losses as it is an open category

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Open access: Yes