Public Health System Resilience – Addendum Scorecard


General Information:

Author: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)

Year of publication: 2018

Available languages: English, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Italian, Korean, Mongolian, Polish, Portugese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Vulnerability assessment

Details: "Resilience scorecard" identifying resilience of the public health system to among others natural disasters

Format of assessment: Web tool

Details: Offers an excel tool and a guideline based on question indicators which are all scored indivdually, an online version (beta version) is also available

Estimated costs for conducting: No information

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Government representatives

Institutional scale of use: Local/community

Details: Cities

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Local decision makers

Output: Others (see details)

Details: Scorecard


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation

Applied in practice: No information

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Health sector

Details: Public Health sector

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Qualitative risk scorecard. Should be scored according to the guidelines under consideration of certain available data, expert judgement and in collaboration with external stakeholders (e.g. private sector representatives)

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: Public health system capacity, stakeholders, planning and procedural documentation; Public health infrastructure; Data on healthcare outcomes of previous disasters, if available; Demographic data, including for vulnerable populations; Community and professional feedback on system capacity and effectiveness

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: No

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Adressing uncertainty: No

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Economic

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: Not specified

Open access: Yes