Supported by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the World Bank Group, the City Resilience Program (CRP) was launched as an effort to assist city governments to build greater resilient cities with the financial and technical capacity to prepare for, mitigate, or prevent adverse impacts of disasters and climate change.
This is a model to assess the socioeconomic resilience to natural disasters of an economy, defined as its capacity to mitigate the impact of disaster-related asset losses on welfare. Applied to riverine and storm surge floods, earthquakes, windstorms, and tsunamis in 117 countries, the model provides estimates of country-level socioeconomic resilience. Because hazards disproportionally affect poor people, each $1 of global natural disaster-related asset loss is equivalent to a $1.6 reduction in the affected country’s national income, on average.
The Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness (PREP) was formed in 2016 around a simple principle—Climate and socioeconomic data should be accessible and usable for everyone. PREP is a partnership of leading research institutions, government agencies, adaptation practitioners, and technology companies, working to empower communities and businesses around the world to build resilience to climate change by improving access to data, creating best-in-class tools, and helping people navigate the complicated resilience planning landscape.
Climate action for URBan sustainability (CURB) is an interactive scenario planning tool designed specifically to help cities take action on climate change. It was developed by C40 and the World Bank, in partnership with AECOM. The user-friendly tool allows cities to:
One of the main concerns of market traders all around the world is fire, usually followed by sanitation. Lessons learned from participatory planning exercises with market vendors in Durban, South Africa has informed the development of this Participatory Hazard Mapping Tool for Informal Markets.
The Interactive Resilient Africa Online Decision Support Tool forms part of a six step program that has been developed in con-junction with Local African governments with the sole purpose of assisting in the creation and implementation of adaptation plans in order to address the relevant climate change impacts currently faced by the specific local communities.
The ICLEI ACCCRN Process (IAP) enables local governments to assess their climate risks in the context of urbanisation, poverty and vulnerability and formulate corresponding resilience strategies. It draws on the experiences from the ten core ACCCRN cities (see www.acccrn.org) and existing ICLEI approaches and has been applied in a range of cities in Indonesia, Bangladesh, the Philippines and India.
The OECD’s resilience systems analysis framework takes a systems approach, building on a shared understanding of both a wide range of risks and stresses and the multi-dimensional aspects of well-being. The approach has been developed to ensure that decision makers can operationalise plans to strengthen resilience in the system, and integrate these aspects into policies, strategies and development efforts at every layer of society to improve well-being and better cope with shocks and uncertainties.
The Cities Programme, the urban arm of the United Nations Global Compact, has developed a diagnostic and reporting tool termed the ‘Global Compact CityScan’. This has been done to support cities and regions who are playing an increasingly important role in tackling critical global issues. In the first stage of its development, the CityScan has been trialled in 20 countries (2014-15).
The Disaster Resilience Scorecard provides a mechanism to measure a city's progress in building resilience and allow the city to develop a prioritized list of actions to be taken to improve it. The scorecard is based upon the Making Cities Resilience Campaign's Ten Essentials: the assessments are structured in 10 sections and have been designed to add a level of detail to those Essentials, making them more specific and tangible.