Video On Demand

Climate, Disasters, and Other Shocks: Are Countries Ready?

June 5, 2019 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT
Climate, disasters, and other shocks put hard-won progress at risk of crumbling. Anticipating these challenges can help to preserve gains and prevent domino effect collapse. But there are many emerging tools for policymakers and planners to anticipate changes, shocks, and fragility in the developing world.
In Spring 2019, KPMG will publish its annual Change Readiness Index (CRI) as a tool to evaluate a country’s ability to grow and respond to global issues, meet goals, cultivate opportunities, and mitigate challenges. The CRI helps to plan for the shocks described above which can disrupt global development progress, policy, and planning. In the age of information, with competing national priorities and goals, myriad news and analysis sources, and emerging technological tools for evaluating global progress, the CRI is one of the best sources of information that can feed into planning and executing international development strategies.
Please join CSIS for opening remarks from Laura Frigenti, followed by a public panel discussion that will evaluate how public goods like the CRI—in addition to other tools— can help increase preparedness in developing countries with modern analytics.

This event is made possible by generous support from KPMG.
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development

Laura Frigenti

Global Head, International Development Assistance Services (IDAS) Institute, KPMG
Practice Manager, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), World Bank
Chief Innovation Officer, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)