STEP 1: Preparation of the DRM assessment
The analysis of all existing DRM mechanisms can be time-consuming and expensive. However, simple methods can be used. It is therefore essential to clearly select the mechanisms to be analysed and the depth of the assessment:
- Decide on the scope of the analysis by moving from a general approach to an in-depth analysis using prioritization criteria for a detailed cost-benefit analysis. When conducting the assessment of several options, the costs and time may exceed the orginal plan. Therefore, countries with budget constraints could use expert judgements prior to deciding on the scope of analysis.
- It is also possible to use prioritization filters discussed by relevant stakeholders’ workshops. The World Bank guide (2016) recommends using an inclusive stakeholder workshop to arrive at a set of DRM solutions to enhanced ownership. The number of stakeholders will differ based on the level of analysis and target group.
Guiding Questions and Tools
How to conduct a DRM analysis?
What is the scope of the DRM performance analysis?
World Bank (2016): Agricultural Sector Risk Assessment − Methodological Guidance for Practitioners. Agriculture Global Practice Discussion Paper 10
OECD (2012): Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing − A G20/OECD Methodological Framework
GERICS Climate Service Center (2016): How to read a Climate-Fact-Sheet
Workshops and/or semi-structured focus group interviews with government officials, agricultural business associations and entrepreneurs, producers and civil society organizations (e.g. farmer associations).