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INFORM is a collaboration of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Risk, Early Warning and Preparedness and the European Commission.

 

INFORM is a multi-stakeholder forum for developing shared, quantitative analysis relevant to humanitarian crises and disasters. INFORM includes organisations from across the multilateral system, including the humanitarian and development sector, donors, and technical partners. The Joint Research Center of European Commission is the scientific lead for INFORM.


INFORM is developing a suite of quantitative, analytical products to support decision-making on humanitarian crises and disasters. These help make decisions at different stages of the disaster management cycle, specifically climate adaptation and disaster prevention, preparedness and response. INFORM develops methodologies and tools for use at the global level and also supports their application at subnational level.


Product Application Analysis Status

INFORM RISK

Development, risk reduction,

crisis prevention, preparedness

Generalised risk of a crisis based

on structural conditions

Operational

INFORM WARNING

Preparedness, early warning,

early action

Indicatons of elevated risk,

emerging crisis or crisis trigger

In development

INFORM SEVERITY

Early action, crisis response

Severity of an existing crisis

Operational

INFORM CLIMATE CHANGE

Recovery, risk reduction,

sustainable development, climate change adaptation

Projected changes to structural crisis

risk as a result of climate change

Operational

 

INFORM Risk Index

The INFORM Risk Index is a global, open-source risk assessment for humanitarian crises and disasters. It can support decisions about prevention, preparedness and response.

INFORM Warning

The INFORM Warning (in development) intends to support decisions around preparedness, early warning and early action. It will be complementary to other INFORM products and is intended to pool resources and expertise to deliver shared analysis available to everyone.

INFORM Severity Index

The INFORM Severity Index is an improved way to objectively measure and compare the severity of humanitarian crises and disasters globally. It can help us develop a shared understanding of crisis severity and ensure all those affected get the help they need.

INFORM Climate Change

INFORM Climate Change Risk Index is an upgrade of INFORM Risk Index. It includes climate and socio-economic projections. The results are intended to inform policy choices across climate mitigation, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, sustainable development and humanitarian assistance.

 

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INFORM Risk

INFORM Risk Index Methodology
English
(3.9 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Risk Index 2023
English
(2.3 MB - XLSX)
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INFORM Report 2022
English
(3.9 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Severity

INFORM Severity Index Methodology
English
(3.9 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Severity Index User Guide
English
(1.2 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Severity Index - November 2022
English
(1.8 MB - XLSX)
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INFORM Climate Change

INFORM Climate Change Risk Index Methodology
English
(30 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Climate Change Brochure
English
(4.6 MB - PDF)
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INFORM Climate Change Brochure data
English
(69 KB - XLSX)
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