General Information:

Author: The World Bank, GFDRR

Year of publication: 2017 (2nd version)

Available languages: English, French, Spanish

Details of Assessment:

Type of assessment: Comprehensive impact and risk assessment

Format of assessment: Web tool

Estimated costs for conducting: Low

Estimated duration of assessment: No information

To be carried out by whom: Multiple actors

Details: Development sector practitioners who are not experts in natural hazards but require hazard information for project planning and disaster risk management purposes

Institutional scale of use: Continental

Details: Global, regional or national

Assesment to be used by which target audience: Multiple actors

Details: Project planners and disaster risk manager

Output: Risk map

Details: Classification into four categories of hazard (probablistic or index data)


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

Details: Only hazards covered, no sectoral perspective

Method used: Quantitative model

Description of methodology: Quantitative probalistic risk estimation

Risk framework used: No explicit use of risk framework

Risk components incorporated: Hazard

Hazards and impacts considered in the assessment: Cyclone (including tropical storm, hurricane and typhoon), Earthquake, Extreme temperatures, Flood, Landslide, Tsunami, Volcanic eruption, Water scarcity, Wildfire

Details: No data needed (only location)

Participatory elements: Partly

Details: Weighting of indicators has been done by an expert team

Consideration of interconnectedness and -dependencies of risks: No

Adressing uncertainty: Yes

Scope of assessment: Identification of risks, assessment of impacts

Relevance for losses and damages:

Economic/Non-Economic losses incorporated: Both

Details: Qualitative description only

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: Allows decision makers to collect, share, and understand risk information

Applied by whom: The World Bank/ GFDRR

Open access: Yes