What if development practitioners, city planners, community organizers, and other decision makers could build more resilient systems to help people thrive in a sustainable way? What if projects and policy decisions planned for the effects of climate change, from the start? What if by improving processes like these, local agencies were more connected and agile, enabling them to monitor for disruptive weather patterns, fluctuations in food prices, or changing water levels to help communities anticipate problems and make plans to avoid them?
The new Resilience Booster Tool helps them to do just that. This hands-on, intuitive tool, developed by the World Bank Group under the Africa Climate Resilient Investment Facility (AFRI-RES), is now available for teams who are designing and implementing development projects that consider climate change to better support communities and institutions navigate future climate shocks and stressors.
The tool asks project teams to consider which resilience attributes—key characteristics that help to strengthen the capacities of people, communities and institutions to withstand climate shocks, adapt to changing circumstances, and create strategies to succeed—could help achieve their project objectives, and then identify specific interventions to make that happen. When embedded into a project’s design, these attributes can boost efforts to achieve more sustainable and resilient growth and enhance the results of climate financing.