Climate Risk Screening and Management Tool for Strategy Design


General Information:

Author: USAID

Year of publication: 2017

Available languages: English Spanish

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Guideline

Estimated costs for conducting: Low

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Others

Details: Development practitioners

Institutional scale of use: Multiple (see details)

Details: Tool screens projects in a development cooperation portfolio, institutional scale varies according to the portfolio

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Regional / Country Development Cooperation Strategies, R/CDCS planners and support staff

Output: Excel sheet


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Not sector specific

Details: Sector-specific questions to further explore adaptive capacity are listed in the annexes

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Qualitative evaluation of risk based on guiding questions and additional information provided (eg. risk profiles)

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: All

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: All hazards

Source of required data: Primary and secondary

Details: Data can be provided through risk profiles by USAID or by people with knowledge of the project to be assessed as well as the region

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Can be done with more than one person

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Partly

Details: Is not explicitly stated but can be done

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts, identification of adaptation options, priorization of adaptation options

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

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


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: Yes

Applied by whom: USAID

Open access: Yes