Quick Risk Estimation (QRE)


General Information:

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

Year of publication: No information

Available languages: English Russian Portugese Spanish Mongolian

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Pre-disaster risk assessment

Format of assessment: Web tool

Details: Offers an excel tool

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: Excel sheet


Coverage & Methodology:

Region of origin: North America

Developed by which sector: Development cooperation, private sector

Applied in practice: No information

Geographic coverage in analysis: Worldwide

Potential geographic coverage: Worldwide

Sectors covered: Urban sector

Details: Urban planning

Method used: Other (see details)

Description of methodology: Excel sheet where data can be filled is according to predefined categories. Hazard events have to be defined, exposure rating, vulnerability rating, current response measures, likelihood. Accodring to the input a score is calculated automatically

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 (data has to be generated)

Details: Data is generated in a workshop; scores of hazard exposure and vulberability are defined according to a risk matrix.

Temporal scale: Forward looking

Participatory elements: Yes

Details: Assessment should be done in a workshop setting combining input of knowledgeable stakeholders

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: Yes

Details: Risk scores for the combination of multipe hazards can be identified

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): Yes


Recommendations for Adaptation measures included in Climate Risk Assessment: No

Applied by whom: Not specified

Open access: Yes