Identify optimal investments for water resilience and develop public policy recommendations
The World Bank implements the Decision Tree tool to support decision making under risk and uncertainty constraints. Using the tool, different agencies can improve the water resource planning process, prioritize capital investments, and improve project design. For example, this type of tool can more accurately track the progress of adaptive transformation in preparing for a drought by identifying optimal investments and necessary institutional changes.
It contributes to the institutionalization of a thoughtful decision-making process to develop quantitative and qualitative scenarios; it is flexible because it generates different types of alternatives; innovative, as it offers options that may not have been contemplated before; and integrated, as it coordinates and prioritizes actions between different actors.