The Triple Dividend of Resilience (TDR) Framework was developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London School of Economics (LSE), and the World Bank in 2016 to address the common perception that investing in disaster/ climate resilience will only yield benefits once disaster strikes. Existing methods of appraising disaster risk management and adaptation investments undervalue the significant societal and economic benefits from taking action early rather than later. Hence decision-makers view these investments as a gamble that only pays off in the event of a disaster. However, there is increasing evidence that building resilience yields significant and tangible benefits, even if a disaster does not happen for many years.

This webinar is the 6th in a series of internal/public WISER TRANSFORM Webinars to promote cross-program learning and share outputs from the WISER program with external audiences. The goal of the webinar is to share learning from case studies in Africa and Southeast Asia on the use of the TDR framework to evaluate the benefits of improved Early Warning information/climate services.

The event will be hosted in collaboration with the Zurich Flood Resilience Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance members participating in the Webinar are LSE, Grantham Research Institute of Climate Change and the Environment; and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). The Webinar will draw panelists from WISER TRANSFORM and the Alliance to discuss and demonstrate:how the TDR can be realized,how it helps to strengthen the resilience narrative, andhow this wider understanding of resilience benefits can influence project design and implementation.


  • Swenja Surminski – Grantham Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics
  • Emily Wilkinson – Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
  • Thomas Tanner – Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP) SOAS University of London
  • Ulrich Volz – Centre for Sustainable Finance and a Reader in Economics, SOAS University of London
  • Viktor Roezer – Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economic
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