Review the Strategy-Level Climate Risk Screening
The design team should review any previously completed climate risk assessments or screenings during the development of the project design plan (PDP). The design team can find the strategy-level climate risk screening results documented in the climate change annex of the Regional or Country Development Cooperation Strategy (R/CDCS). Note that the R/CDCSs might not include climate risk management if it was completed before USAID began systematically implementing CRM.
After reviewing the strategy-level climate risk screening results, the design team may determine that climate risks were rated low. In this case, additional analysis at the project level is not required. However, design teams are encouraged to pursue an assessment if new information indicates that climate risks and/or opportunities should be considered.
If a strategy-level climate risk screening has not been conducted, or if the project falls under a development objective, intermediate result, or sub-intermediate result that was rated moderate or high risk, the design team would move to complete the remaining steps below.