Open Data for Resilience Index



Dear Open Data Index community,

this is to announce that we, the OpenDRI team of GFDRR/WorldBank, have release the Open Data for Resilience Index beta version, a free online tool to identify, assess and compare – for any location – the availability of key datasets for disaster risk management.

While this platform does not use the Open Data Index itself, it is a direct inspiration and we hope to coordinate and align efforts in the future in order to better assess and advance open data for climate change and natural hazard issues.

Do you want to learn more about this initiative or contribute yourself with DRM data, please get in touch.

For more info, please see blogpost below or in the link here

The Open Data for Resilience Index (beta version): tracking data availability at the country level for disaster risk management

May 16 2018

The OpenDRI team is pleased to introduce you to the Open Data for Resilience Index, a free online tool to identify, assess and compare – for any location – the availability of key datasets for disaster risk management.

The Index aims to advance the state of open data for disaster and climate risk management around the world, providing a better picture of what is available as open data, but also identifying essential data that is not yet available.

Our team at GFDRR’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative uses this information at the outset of any project to identify what information already exists, where information gaps exist, and how to prioritize data collection and sharing, as well as to track progress and impacts of project activities.

Information available on the website is collected and updated by national and international institutions, risk modellers, and other users of risk information around the world, and reviewed by a team of experts. The result is a crowdsourced database that can be used in many ways for disaster risk management projects.

This initiative is a joint effort led by the Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) from GFDRR at the World Bank, in partnership with CIMA Foundation, Global Earthquake Model and Deltares.

Are you involved with specific projects or missions where a better view of essential risk data would make a difference? Have you recently conducted a risk data inventory or risk assessment for a country? The website is still in beta version, so your contribution and feedback as early users will help make it better.

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Explore the state of open data for a given location, filter by data category or hazard and view details for each dataset.

The aim is to gradually roll out the website to new users before an official launch later this year. During this beta phase, the OpenDRI team welcome contributions, feedback, and ideas on the following elements:

  • Contribute to the content of website itself by submitting information on key datasets for a given country or hazard;
  • Ideas and feedback on the general approach of this initiative and how to ensure its sustainability;
  • Feedback on the list of key datasets required and how they are defined. In total, there are 36 datasets per location (only country-level, for now) covering the following categories: Base data, Hazard, Exposure, Vulnerability, Risk and Hazards.
  • Hazards covered are: Coastal flooding, Cyclone, Earthquake, Landslide, River flooding, Tsunami, Volcano, Water scarcity.
  • Overall user experience with the website, bugs, and missing features

Users are invited to provide feedback using this form, or email Pierre Chrzanowski,


The website is looking pretty good! This project may become a really important asset for disaster prevention and relief once more locations are surveyed for all of the relevant datasets. Congratulations! :clap::clap::clap:


Thanks Hermann, we are also working on a way to better capture city-level data as there is an important demand for such level from the disaster community.

Also to all, please find current scope of datasets we are collecting info on. Some are already covered by the Index but with some differences in the requirements.