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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.

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