Disaster Risks and Needs Assessment Tool

This Needs Assessment Checklist is designed to provide a tool that MSMEs can use in order to gauge their vulnerability to disaster risks and to ascertain their own needs in terms of knowledge, skills, and resources to be able to avoid, reduce, or mitigate the impacts of disasters in their businesses. The tool has four components, namely, vulnerability assessment based on location, perceived likelihood of disaster risks, pre-disaster needs assessment inventory, and perceived likelihood of impacts. Results of these components may be used as MSMEs craft their disaster preparedness plan as well as their business continuity plan (English, Filipino, Ilocano, and Cebuano).