- Why did the World Bank develop these screening tools?
- Who are the screening tools for?
- What do the tools do?
- Will the tools be updated?
- What do I need to apply the tools?
- Which tool should I use?
- How can I learn more about the tools without actually using them?
- Is there a way to get trained in using the tools?
- What other tools are available for climate and disaster risk assessment?
- Do I have to create a log in account?
- Who else will have access to my account information?
- What are the tool’s privacy settings?
- What should I do if have trouble using or completing a tool?
- How can I provide feedback?
- How should the tools be referenced?
TOOL PURPOSE & BACKGROUND
GETTING STARTED USING THE TOOLS
TOOL DETAILS & TECHNICAL HELP
Why did the World Bank develop these screening tools?
The International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, is one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s 77 poorest countries. As part of the IDA 17 Replenishment of $52 billion in December 2013, IDA Deputies agreed to the following policy commitments: (i) all IDA Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs) incorporate climate and disaster risk consideration into the analysis of the country’s development challenges and priorities and, when agreed with the country, incorporate such considerations into the content of the programs and the results framework; and (ii) to screen all new IDA operations for short- and long-term climate change and disaster risks and, where risks exist, integrate appropriate resilience measures.
The Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools have been developed as a direct response to support these two discrete but interlinked IDA 17 policy commitments, which became effective on July 1, 2014.
The tools have broader application beyond the IDA countries and their investments and are being offered as an open resource to all development practitioners.
Who are the screening tools for?
The tools are designed to be used by development practitioners, including World Bank Staff, who are designing or working on:
- National strategies and diagnostics (e.g. poverty reduction strategies, systematic country diagnostics (SCDs), Country Partnership Frameworks (CPFs), and development policy operations);
- Sector-wide strategies and development policy reforms; or
- Project investments in key sectors.
The tools may also be used for awareness raising and for general training and capacity building, in particular for better understanding the relevance of climate and disaster risks in development planning and the design of investments.
What do the tools do?
The tools provide a structured and systematic way to undertake due diligence and flag potential risks at the national/policy level and at the project level (covering seven key project areas). At all of these levels the tools follow a user-friendly step-by-step approach so that users can understand the potential risks to which programs and investments may be vulnerable. It should take about two hours, on average, to apply each of these tools.
Will the tools be updated?
The development of the Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools has benefited during the design, internal piloting and testing from the involvement of World Bank regional and thematic specialists, as well as consultation with other development partners. Going forward, the tools will continue to be enhanced based on feedback, and as new data become available.
What do I need to apply the tools?
The following are required to use the tool:
Project concept: For the project-level tools, the user should have some initial understanding of the project components and location.
Subject matter expertise: The users of the tool are not expected to have specialized knowledge of climate change and disasters. However the tools rely on an understanding of the country or project context as well as professional expertise, knowledge, and judgment to evaluate the impacts and risks of climate change and disasters. Users will be provided with relevant climate and disaster information through the World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP).
Consultations: Where needed, we recommend that users engage in a consultative process with relevant sector and country specialists.
Time: Time requirements will vary depending on the user’s knowledge and consultations. On average, the tool is estimated to take roughly two hours.
Which tool should I use?
The national/policy level tool targets national plans, sector-wide strategies, development policy, and institutional strengthening and reforms.
The seven project level tools target a range of sectors. Once inside of the tool, you will be prompted to select the relevant subsectors that apply to your project.
Select the tool that your project predominantly covers. Each investment should require the application of no more than one tool. If your project is multisectoral, select the tool that covers the predominant work of your project. If you cannot find your project’s subsector within a one of the specific project level tools, use the General Tool, which covers a range of sectors. You will be invited to select the relevant sector once you commence using the General tool.
Click here to determine which tool is best suited for your purposes.
How can I learn more about the tools without actually using them?
You can browse the tools and see sample reports within them byclicking here. You can select a sample for each of the eight tools. Clicking on the samples will enable you to see the PDF output reports; these are the final reports that are generated for the user upon completing the screening process.
Is there a way to get trained in using the tools?
You may view training videos for each of the tools by clicking here. Watching the tool training videos as well as the World Bank Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP) video will familiarize you with the tools and the main knowledge resources before you start to screen.
What other tools are available for climate and disaster risk assessment?
There are many tools available within and outside of the World Bank that can support the climate and disaster risk screening process. Click here to learn about the types of tools that can complement the World Bank’s Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools.
Do I have to create a log in account?
Yes – to begin to apply the tools, you mustregister and create your own user name and password, which is your “user information.” You will not be required to provide any other personal information and indeed you are not encouraged to do so. You are encouraged, however, not to add any sensitive information to the Tool, since there is no absolute guarantee of security on any website.
Who else will have access to my account information?
Your application information and other information submitted will only be accessible to you and the World Bank as Administrator of the account; and the World Bank will comply with the provisions of the World Bank Data Policy with respect to your user information. Your user information, but not the content provided, may be used by the World Bank to generate statistics of usage and coverage of the screening tools. User information will not be disclosed by the World Bank to third parties, nor will it be used for any purpose other than in connection with the screening tools.
What are the tool’s privacy settings?
To use the tools you will need toregister and create your own user name and password which will protect the information you enter. All of the application information you enter into the tools will be password protected. You will not be required to enter any personal or sensitive information;indeed, you are encouraged not to do so, since there is no absolute guarantee of security on any website. Your application information and other information submitted will only be accessible to you and the World Bank as Administrator of the account; and the World Bank will comply with the provisions of the World Bank Data Policy with respect to your user information. Your user information, but not the content provided, may be used by the World Bank to generate statistics of usage and coverage of the screening tools. User information will not be disclosed by the World Bank to third parties, nor will it be used for any purpose other than in connection with the screening tools.The PDF inputs will not be stored beyond 30 days.
What should I do if have trouble using or completing a tool?
See the useful resourceshere. You may also email the help desk if you encounter specific technical difficulties in applying the tools at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I provide feedback?
We invite you to provide feedback on the tools through an evaluation form that will appear after you have completed your screening. You can also provide feedback through emailing the help desk: email@example.com
How should the tools be referenced?
The tools should be referenced as follows:
World Bank Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools.climatescreeningtools.worldbank.org
You understand and agree that the use of the screening tools website is at your own sole risk. The World Bank provides the tools, and linked data resources from the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP), “as is” and “as available”. Under no circumstances shall the World Bank, any other member of the World Bank Group, or any other content provider, be liable to you for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered which is claimed to result from use of or in connection with any activity in relation to the Screening Tools or the CCKP or as a result of the transmission or disclosure of confidential or partially disclosed data or information (including, without limitation, anything – including any tools made available through the tools or the CCKP – that may personally identify you or your location) through the access to or use of the screening tools or otherwise provided thereby, including without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto as well of any loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, unauthorized distribution, modification or destruction of content or information provided or transmitted by you, or by forging of your e-mail or user information.: For a full text on disclaimers please click on DISCLAIMER