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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

This paper summarises available evidence on key questions for the Feed the Future Learning Agenda Theme on resilience, and documents expert opinion on gaps in the scientific literature for this [...]
Author/Source: USAID
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The Food Security Information Network supports the development and harmonization of resilience measurement methods. In this context, a resilience measurement technical working group (RM TWG) composed of renowned experts was [...]
Author/Source: FSIN Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group
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Resilience programming among nongovernmental organizations: Lessons for Policymakers This food policy report reviews resilience processes, activities, and outcomes by examining a number of case studies of initiatives by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) [...]
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Join Tim Frankenberger, President of TANGO International, for a presentation on the USAID Feed the Future FEEDBACK Baseline Results of the Resilience Impact Evaluation of the USAID PRIME Project. Greg Collins, Deputy [...]
Region: Northern America
Country: United States of America
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The newly released 2020 Conference book is centred on IFPRI and its 2020 Vision Initiative international conference held in May 2014: “Building Resilience for Food and Nutrition Security” in Addis Ababa, [...]
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This technical guide offers a set of concrete actions and practical orientations to enhance climate resilience and food and nutrition security. These actions should be conducted in priority in communities [...]
Author/Source: Action Against Hunger
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The concepts of resilience, vulnerability and adaptability have been used for a long time by several disciplines in relation to the characteristics of a system regarding its ability to react [...]
Author/Source: Daniel Callo-Concha, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
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