The term resilience was brought into use by social science disciplines as a counter to discourse on vulnerability. Reducing vulnerability in post-conflict contexts at the household level broadly translates into securing food and livelihoods. This is what this report focuses on. In disaster risk discourse the following definition of resilience is used: the capacity of a community to adapt to hazards by changing to maintain an acceptable level of functioning (UNISDR, 2004). This emphasises securing food and livelihoods in a way that is resistant to disturbance or having systems in place to support needs that are threatened. Some literature was also found which applies the concept to political resilience and peacebuilding which is included.
K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development
Bolton, L. (2016). Cash transfers for long-term resilience in conflict-affected contexts. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.
Published 9 November 2016