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

Guiding Questions

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

FAO (2007): Climate variability and change: adaptation to drought in Bangladesh − A resource book and training guide

OECD (2012): Disaster Risk Assessment and Risk Financing − A G20/OECD Methodological Framework

FAO (2016): A gender-responsive approach to disaster risk reduction (DRR) planning in the agricultural sector

Global databases

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI): Climate risk screening and assessment tools are available (e.g. software tool NAPAssess, for identifying vulnerable populations and potential adaptation initiatives)


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).