Main outputs of the Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group
The TWG promotes adoption of best practices in resilience measurement through collaborative development of technical publications. These include:
The document offers a concise definition of resilience and describes a set of ten overarching principles of resilience measurement;
This second paper takes a step forward by proposing a common analytical model that comprises six components upon which resilience measurement may be based.
Both papers were considered a major achievement towards improved methods and tools and have already been used to design new, or improve existing, resilience measurement approaches by NGOs, FAO, WFP and IFAD.
3. As part of the overall effort to advance resilience measurement, four technical briefings were produced for field practitioners, which elaborate on the concepts in Technical Series No. 1 and 2:
- Household Data Sources for Measuring and Understanding Resilience (Technical Series No. 3): explores the potential value of national and multi-national data sets that offer indicators, high-level aggregate findings and measurement approaches useful for resilience.
- Qualitative Data and Subjective Indicators for Resilience Measurement (Technical Series No. 4): examines the role of qualitative data in increasing understanding of resilience dynamics and highlights the importance of including subjective assessments (e.g. perceptions, projections, emotional states).
- Measuring Shocks and Stressors as part of Resilience Measurement (Technical Series No. 5): considers the most comprehensive ways in which the occurrence and effect of shocks from multiple sources can be measured with the greatest degree of accuracy.
- Systems Analysis in the Context of Resilience (Technical Series No. 6): emphasizes the importance of collecting measurement data at various levels (e.g. individual, household, community) to focus attention on how dependencies that exist over multiple levels may affect resilience.
All these publications will be instrumental in applying robust resilience measurement methods and tools in countries and regions, and in facilitating capacity strengthening.