Introduction

The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tool has been designed to help World Bank staff and other development practitioners screen key national development goals and associated priority sectors for risks from climate variability and change as well as from geophysical disasters. This page outlines the tool’s methodology, including the scientific and logical basis underlying the design of the tool and the data used within it.
The tool is intended to help mainstream climate and disaster-risk reduction into the World Bank’s strategic planning for a country, including the development of Systematic Country Diagnostics (SCDs), and Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs), as well as key Development Policy Operations and sector strategies. It is not a detailed risk assessment tool and it does not recommend specific adaptation measures for increasing a sector’s resilience. Rather, it has been developed to help facilitate dialogue about the effects of climate and geophysical hazards on the priority sectors. The tool can also be used in national planning for a specific sector.
The tool is designed to help users assess the key ways in which the occurrence and intensity of hazards can affect sectors and policies at the national level. It does so by guiding users through a series of screening stages to connect information on these hazards with their understanding of the sectors and the readiness of national ministries, departments and other relevant institutions to address the impacts. Because these hazard risks are highly context-specific, this tool enables users to apply their expertise and understanding of their country and its sectors to assess risk, rather than relying on automated tool functions.