The resilience concept can be viewed as an adapted approach to risk
management in development programming. This resource looks at two key
themes: risk assessment and disaster risk financing, through bite-size
chunks of information and signposts to other material. It will help to
answer questions such as:
- What are multi-hazard risk assessments and how do they differ from
traditional risk management approaches?
- What tools and data sources are available to help practitioners to
- What do early warning systems look like and how effective are they?
- What are the benefits of adaptive programming and flexible programme
- How can we build a pre-emptive strategy to cover the costs of
disasters – what are the risk financing options at different levels,
from individual to state?
- What lessons have been learnt from using insurance on programmes?
- What are the challenges associated with risk financing?
This resource is part of a series of inter-related resources
synthesising knowledge on Resilience. It can be
read in conjunction with the introductory resource What is
Resilience?, and the more detailed resources on
Measuring Resilience and Social Protection and
Climate Resilience. The Glossary and list of Acronyms will
also assist readers in understanding the terminology used throughout
this resource and the other resources in the Resilience series.
Sturgess, P.; DFID. Risk Management and Financing. Evidence on Demand, UK (2016) 73 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_tg.may2016.sturgess1]