INFORM partners believe that the availability of shared analysis of crises and disasters can lead to better coordination of actors and better outcomes for at-risk and affected people. Specifically, INFORM creates a space and process for shared analysis that can support joint strategy development, planning and action to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from crises. This can bring together development, humanitarian and other actors to manage risk and respond better when crises do occur.
INFORM 2022 shows that there is some variance in how risk has changed in different regions over the last 10 years. Risk in Europe and Oceania is quite stable. There has been a general reduction of risk in Asia and a general increase in the Americas. In Africa, the pattern is mixed and is related to the status of several conflicts. In general, the coping capacity dimension of risk is improving globally, with the exception of a few countries.
In terms of the number of countries classified as very low, low, medium, high and very high, according to the INFORM Risk Index, it can be observed that:
- There has been little change at the low and high risk extremes. The number of countries classified as very low and very high is relatively stable.
- There has been a reduction in the number of countries in the low and medium risk categories.
- This is compensated by an important increase in countries in the high risk category.