At OpenDRI we are committed to increasing information that can empower individuals and their governments to reduce risk to natural hazards and climate change in their communities. We’ve compiled a database of relevant resources to share what we have learned through our own projects and from the work of others.

Guides and Publications

Tools and Training Materials

  • 10 Feb 2017 Introduction to OpenDRI E-Learning Course

    This short, self-paced e-learning course provides an overview of the approach and toolset developed by the Open Data for Resilience Initiative.

    23 Aug 2016 Introduction to InaSAFE

    Learn more about InaSAFE, a free software that produces realistic natural hazard impact scenarios for better planning, preparedness and response activities.

  • 22 Jun 2016 A Glance at the GeoNode

    If you're looking to know more about GeoNode, take a glance at the OpenDRI team created. It gives a basic overview of the tool and briefly explains how and why the platform can be used.

    4 May 2016 GeoNode Deployment Guide

    This GeoNode Deployment Guide, developed by the OpenDRI team, presents general guidelines on the steps and requirements to deploy a GeoNode.

Short Notes

Other Resources

  • 12 May 2016 Satellites in Global Development

    Satellites in Global Development is an exploratory overview of current and upcoming sources of data, processing pipelines and data products. The research was compiled by the World Bank Leadership, Learning, and Innovation (LLI) team.

    4 May 2016 Review of Open Source and Open Access Software Packages Available to Quantify Risk from Natural Hazards

    This Understanding Risk publication created by the GFDRR Innovation Lab aims to highlight modelling tools' strengths and also highlights some of the challenges that a user of a modelling tool might face.

  • 12 Nov 2015 Shock Waves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty

    This World Bank report, created by the World Bank Climate Change team, brings together the two objectives of ending poverty and stabilizing climate change, examining potential impacts of not only climate change but also of climate policies on poverty reduction.

    1 Jun 2015 Digital Elevation Models: A Guidance Note on how Digital Elevation Models are Created and Used

    This Guidance Note, created by the World Bank Lidar Working Group, aims to compile such knowledge in one publication and thereby address all pertinent topics of DEM creation and use, including a workflow to facilitate the best way to plan a well-informed DEM-mission or proposal, primarily aimed at non-specialists.

  • 20 Jun 2014 Understanding Risk in an Evolving World

    The last ten years have seen marked improvement in disaster risk assessment capabilities and communication efforts. As the period of the Hyogo Framework for Action comes to an end, Understanding Disaster Risk in an Evolving World – Emerging Best Practices in Risk Assessment and its accompanying Policy Note seek to inform the post-2015 discussions. Through an examination of more than 50 case studies, including some from World Bank and GFDRR teams, this reference guide by the GFDRR Innovation Lab offers best practices in the creation, communication, quality, and transparency of risk information. Topics range from satellite earth observations to community mapping and from risk financing to urban disaster risk modeling.

    1 Jun 2013 Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI): Overview

    The goal of this Overview Report, published in May 2013, is to communicate the vision, approach and impact of the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI).