Developing a Business Continuity Plan


The course is designed to guide officials of government agencies in developing a BCP for their ministries or organizations. It aims to help course participants in developing a well-thought-out strategic plan to ensure continued operation of critical functions that impact government operations and services during times of crisis. Crisis can be natural, technological, or manmade, for example, Covid-19 pandemic, cyclone/typhoon, flood, tsunami, cyber-attacks, prolonged loss of electricity, explosion/terrorism, etc. The course offers participants a self-paced learning journey, with step-by-step guidance. It shares international experience, guides the process for BCP development and assists participants to complete and finalize the required templates for BCP development. Participants will learn to identify different types of threats and hazards, understand the government’s potential weaknesses and threats to deliver essential services in times of crisis and take pre-emptive measures to serve the people during a crisis, thereby minimizing the likely negative impacts of the crisis on the government’s ability to deliver important services. As a part of the self-paced e-course, participants will engage in an action learning exercise that aims to help them reflect and analyse their organization’s function, systems and processes, capacity, resources and readiness to response to crisis situation to ensure that functions which are critical to the operations of the government can continue during emergencies, despite any disruptions to normal operations.

About Open Learning Campus

All registered users of OLC can experience its impact of new features. If you are already registered with OLC you can directly sign in to the new system. If you are a new user then do register to avail of the dynamic learning opportunities from WBG to deepen your knowledge and skills on a variety of development related topics. For example, you will have access to timely resources such as:

  1. Ted like video talks
  2. Podcasts
  3. Formal learnings (i.e., Self-paced courses/Facilitated Courses/MOOCs)
  4. Live events and Knowledge Exchanges
  5. Communities of Practice

You will have access to an extensive catalog of resources through which you can search and discover relevant learning materials.

How to Access the Course Content

To access the course content, please follow the below registration steps:

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  4. Fill in your First and Last Names and select a preferred communication language. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  5. Select up to five learning goals. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  6. Select up to five skills. Select “Next” to continue with the next step.
  7. Congratulations and welcome to the OLC! You’ll find additional tips and suggestions inside the “Welcome to the Open Learning Campus” channel at the top of the home page.

Course Details

  • Mode: Self-Paced