CEDRA Guide and Forms

CEDRA is a strategic-level risk assessment. It helps agencies working in developing countries to assess environmental risks and integrate adaptation into their development and disaster risk reduction work, to make their work stronger in the light of climate and environmental change. 

CEDRA is flexible and should be adapted to fit your context and requirements. It typically involves seven different Steps and it is usually carried out in four Phases.  

The guide to the CEDRA process describes how to complete the 7 CEDRA Steps, using case studies and exercises. 

This updated CEDRA guide incorporates learning from piloting CEDRA and from many external stakeholders. It can be downloaded in full, or you can click on any of the links below for for faster access to any separate section.


Guide to the CEDRA process - full document (PDF 2.5 MB)

CEDRA Overview (PDF 779 KB)

Step 1 Mapping where we work (PDF 580 KB)
Step 2 Reviewing the science 
(PDF 561 KB)
Step 3 Community participation 
(PDF 921 KB)
Step 4 Impacts and risks 
(PDF 329 KB)
Step 5 Adaptation options 
(PDF 1.1 MB)
Step 6 CEDRA Assessment and Action Plan 
(PDF 109 KB)
Step 7 Achieving lasting change 
(PDF 54 KB) 

Appendix A -
Related Tearfund tools and resources 
(PDF 137 KB)
Appendix B - Development, adaptation and resilience? 
(PDF 270 KB)
Appendix C - What our words mean 
(PDF 42 KB)
Appendix D - Useful resources 
(PDF 30 KB)  


CEDRA checklists and forms

The CEDRA guide uses several checklists and forms. These can be downloaded here, in editable formats: 

Impacts and Options Checklist (PDF 106 KB)
Community and Stakeholder Questions 
(PDF 50 KB)
CEDRA Assessment template
 (PDF 33 KB)
CEDRA Action Plan template
 (PDF 19 KB)
CEDRA Science Sources 
(PDF 47 KB)


Links to other language versions

FRENCH 
CEDRA guide (PDF 2.3 MB)
Impacts and Options Checklist (PDF 116 KB)
Community and Stakeholder Questions (PDF 38 KB)
CEDRA Assessment template (PDF 148 KB)
CEDRA Action Plan template (PDF 73 KB)
CEDRA Science Sources (PDF 13 KB)

SPANISH
CEDRA guide (PDF 2 MB)
Impacts and Options Checklist (PDF 112 KB)
Community and Stakeholder Questions (PDF 37 KB)
CEDRA Assessment template (PDF 123 KB)
CEDRA Action Plan template (PDF 72 KB)
CEDRA Science Sources (PDF 14 KB)

PORTUGUESE
CEDRA guide (PDF 2.1 MB)
Impacts and Options Checklist (PDF 111 KB)
Community and Stakeholder Questions (PDF 37 KB)
CEDRA Assessment template (PDF 144 KB)
CEDRA Action Plan template (PDF 75 KB)
CEDRA Science Sources (PDF 13 KB)

ARABIC
CEDRA guide (PDF 2.7 MB)

MYANMAR LANGUAGE (BURMESE)
CEDRA guide (PDF 24.8 MB)

NEPALI
CEDRA - guide (PDF 4.1 MB) 
CEDRA - checklists and forms (PDF 564 KB)

URDU
CEDRA guide part 1 (PDF 21 MB)
CEDRA guide part 2 (PDF 17 MB)