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Resilience Measurement

What is resilience and why measure it?

Resilience is the capacity that ensures adverse stressors and shocks do not have long-lasting adverse development consequences.

All over the world, poor people and vulnerable communities are being hit by successive shocks such as droughts, floods, earthquakes, conflicts and more recently, by food price and financial crises. The interaction of these shocks threatens food security and livelihoods in complex ways that challenge conventional approaches to providing humanitarian and development assistance. Humanitarian and development institutions are investing substantial amounts in resilience-building programmes to identify more effective strategies to help vulnerable populations deal with these challenges. Currently, most institutions engaged with resilience programming use different approaches to predict, measure and monitor resilience. However, if no clear guidelines exist on how to reliably and credibly measure resilience, decision makers will not be able to make informed choices about which resilience policies, programmes or interventions are most effective.

It is therefore essential to agree on a clear definition of resilience and specify methods and analytical tools needed to measure and rigorously evaluate results of resilience programmes.

How is the FSIN moving resilience measurement forward?

Resilience measurement Community of Practice (RM CoP)

In becoming a member of the community of practice on resilience measurement (a subset of the FSIN community of practice), you will have access and will be able to contribute to the FSIN online platform designed to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned among members.

Join the RM CoP

Access RM CoP members’ profiles for information exchange and networking

Resilience measurement Technical Working Group (RM TWG)

The RM TWG is composed of leading experts in resilience measurement who came together to develop common analytical approaches and related guidance for field practitioners.

Their main expected tasks are to develop resilience-related diagnostic and M&E technical materials and support relevant regional and country-level initiatives as well as field practitioners.

Latest content relevant to resilience measurement

Events - 
How are we Measuring up to the Resilience Challenge? The first-ever conference of the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning Community of Practice (CoP), with its sponsors and partners, will bring [...]
Events - 
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The purpose of the Resilience Measurement, Evidence and Learning (RMEL) Conference 2018 is twofold: ·       to accelerate resilience-strengthening progress through improved measurement, analytical strategies, and learning; and ·       to bring [...]
News - 
  Path to a Resilient future: What does the evidence tell us: What do we still need to learn? November 13-15, 2018, Jung Hotel, New Orlens, Louisiana, USA. The purpose of the [...]
An Initiative for Country and Regionally Focused Work on Resilience Measurement: Set against the backdrop of challenges that stem from pressures such as climate change, resource constraints, political conflict, and food [...]
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The present report is the result of a socio-economic analysis conducted among refugees and host communities in six districts in the northern area of Uganda, with the aim of providing [...]
Author/Source: FAO RIMA
Region: Africa
Country: Uganda
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Now in its third edition, the Global Report on Food Crises, which is accepted as the reference document on latest estimates of severe hunger in the world is a public [...]
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The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) through its EWEA. The system aims to translate forecasts [...]
Author/Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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