InaSAFE V5.0


General Information:

Author: Indonesian Government, Australian Government, World Bank, GFDRR

Year of publication: 2017

Available languages: English

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: Open source

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Others

Details: Disaster manager

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Regional, local/community, project level

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: State level, regional and local/community decision makers

Output: Report


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: Asia, North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: Yes

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Humanitarian sector

Method used: Scenario mapping

Description of methodology: An analysis from the point of view of using InaSAFE is the process whereby a hazard layer, an exposure layer and an optional aggregation layer are used to determine the potential impact of the hazard data on the exposure. The analysis results are grouped by region (as defined in the aggregation layer)

Risk framework used: Broad risk mapping according to different definition

Details: Terminology widely adapted from UNISDR (2009); Terminology on disaster risk reduction & UNISDR (2015); Proposed Updated Terminology on Disaster Risk Reduction: A Technical Review

Risk components incorporated: Exposure, Hazard, Vulnerability

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Flood

Details: Hazard, exposure, aggregation data

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Combines data from scientists, local governments and communities

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Details: Single and multiple events can be determined

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Applicability for entire risk spectrum (from extreme weather events to slow onset processes): No


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Usefulness for political purposes: It is useful to inform political decision making, still it needs to be carried out by experts/ scientists

Applied by whom: Indonesian Government-BNPB, Australian Government, GFDRR

Open access: Yes