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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

Following the release of the resilience analysis focused on the Republic of Sudan, the FAO Resilience Analysis and Policies (RAP) team has developed a brief to concisely and clearly provide the [...]
Author/Source: FAO
Country: Sudan
Measuring resilience and how it varies over time is extremely important for policy makers and people living in risk-prone environments. This paper embraces the definition of resilience as “the capacity [...]
Author/Source: FAO
Region: Africa
Country: Uganda
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The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) is recruiting two IPC Regional Trainer and Data Analyst for East and Central Africa (one Anglophone and one Francophone), to provide technical and [...]
Author/Source: IPC FAO
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Continuity Magazine has published an article Resilience: analysis-based measurement written by Mark Constas, chair of the FSIN Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group, discussing their work in establishing a theoretical and [...]
Author/Source: Mark Constas, Continuity Magazine
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With the developing world increasingly exposed to severe shocks and stresses, a growing number of international development agencies have now adopted resilience building as a critical long-term objective for their [...]
Author/Source: Christophe Béné , Derek Headey, Lawrence Haddad, Klaus von Grebmer
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This report has been prepared by Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early-warning System (RIMES), as part of its collaboration with the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (FFAS) [...]
Author/Source: Ruby Rose Policarpio, Michael Sheinkman - CGIAR, RIMES
Country: Myanmar
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This Info Note from the CGIAR research program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security argues that building programs for climate-smart agriculture requires new indicators. Countries vary in their institutional [...]
Author/Source: CCAFS
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