Launch of the Design for Impact Framework: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision-Making  

GFDRR’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative, in partnership with Resurgence and Vizonomy, have launched a new report, Design for Impact Framework: Integrating Open Data and Risk Communication for Decision-Making. The framework and publication provide a new organizational resource for project designers working to ensure risk data and information is developed, maintained, and communicated in ways that will have real impact on building resilience to natural hazards and the impacts of climate change.

The publication aims to provide project designers with a framework to guide them in developing projects that have a tight handshake between the development of open risk data and real world decision-making. The publication is based on 7 years of experience of the Open Data for Resilience Initiative, alongside a survey of over 20 case studies of successful projects  of risk information academic research and

The core Framework consists  of:

  • 10 Guiding Principles to guide all risk information projects
  • A Decision-Making Context Scoping Tool to help understand key local elements of a project
  • A Tactics Selection Tool to help match these contextual elements to appropriate project tactics to deliver impact

The publication features over 20 case studies that exemplify the application of the principles and tactics of the Framework. It also contains a detailed deployment scenario that guides project designers in using the Framework to support the extreme weather preparedness of city planners and communities in a coastal city.

This publication presents a first foundational iteration of the Framework. OpenDRI anticipates further refinement and customization of it following feedback from the Understanding Risk and OpenDRI communities. We’d love to hear from you!

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