Screening Tool Steps

This tool guides users through a series of steps to assess the risk from climate and geophysical hazards to your project.
Reminder: This is a due diligence tool intended to help you determine the appropriate level of effort for further studies, consultation and dialogue in the course of project design. This screening is not at a level sufficient for detailed design of the project.
Click on any of the links below for a brief description of that step.

Project Information

The screening sequence begins with the keying of basic project information into the screening tool, including project title, country and region, sector codes, thematic codes and financial information. User also selects the subsectors in which their project is engaged from the following list:
  • Health systems & service delivery
  • Health infrastructure
  • Maternal, newborn and child health or nutrition
  • Communicable diseases
  • Injuries, non-communicable diseases, and other

Hazards & Location

In this step, users assess exposure to climate and geophysical hazards in their project areas. They select specific hazards to assess from the following:
  • Extreme Temperature
  • Extreme Precipitation and Flooding
  • Drought
  • Sea Level Rise & Storm Surge
  • Strong Winds
  • Geophysical Hazards

Potential Impacts

In this step, users assess the potential impacts that the selected hazards could have on their project subsectors. For each hazard, they evaluate potential impact on (1) the project’s intended target beneficiaries and (2) the project’s activities. Where applicable, they also examine potential impact on health infrastructure. Throughout the assessment, the guiding information presented by the tool is specific to the subsectors that the user has previously selected.

Development Context

The development context is the broader social, economic, environmental and political context in which the project is being implemented. In this step, users rate how this development context influences the potential impact of climate and geophysical hazards. For example:
  • The low density of health facilities can be an obstacle to access to care, particularly in rural areas.
  • Limited access to technology makes it more difficult to monitor disease outbreaks and warn vulnerable populations.

Outcome / Service Delivery

Based on the previous ratings for the project, users rate the overall level of risk to the project’s outcome and service delivery. This overall rating is based on the potential impact on the subsectors and is adjusted for the influence of the development context. For example, if the hazard assessment found that heavy precipitation and flooding could have a high impact on its disease control and prevention subsector, a political context that offered little support for public measures against malaria (whose incidence would be expected to rise under the climate change projections) would undermine the project’s outcomes.

Results Summary

In the Results Summary, the tool automatically compiles and presents the results of the screening process. These results are viewable in summary matrices by subsector and by time frame (Historical/Current and Future). They are intended to help users determine the appropriate level of effort for further studies, consultation and dialogue in the course of project design.