This report details the findings of a short assignment on the
measurement of resilience commissioned by DFID as part of its support to
the UK’s International Climate Fund (ICF). The purpose of the assignment
was to review existing methodologies for measuring resilience and to
present a methodology for the measurement of resilience that allows ICF
projects to report against certain ICF Key Performance Indicators
(KPIs). The assignment paid particular attention to the need to
establish methodologies for assessing project results under the Building
Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED)
programme, funded under the ICF.
The report reviews existing and emerging methodologies for measuring
resilience and assesses their applicability to ICF and BRACED projects.
It also examines how the measurement of resilience is treated in
existing ICF M&E plans, and in BRACED project proposals. It draws on
these findings to develop a novel methodology for the measurement of
resilience at the household and community levels as part of the
monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of ICF and BRACED projects.
This novel methodology addresses ICF KPI4 (Number of people whose
resilience has been improved as a result of ICF support), which is the
KPI most relevant to the measurement of resilience. The new methodology
represents a revision of this guidance, and is presented in Annex 1 and
discussed in the main text of this report.
This report has been produced by Landell Mills and Garama 3C Ltd for the
UK Department for International Development (DFID) Adaptation Knowledge
and Tools programme and published through Evidence on Demand.
The Adaptation Knowledge and Tools programme is a DFID-funded programme
intended to maximise the effectiveness of UK and international
investment in climate change adaptation and resilience. The knowledge
and tools generated through this programme are expected to promote
greater understanding of what constitutes best practice in adaptation,
as well as better international cohesion and coordination around
adaptation. Through these entry points the programme expects to increase
the quality of international and UK adaptation programming and reduce
Brooks, N.; Aure, E.; Whiteside, M. Final report: Assessing the impact of ICF programmes on household and community resilience to climate variability and climate change. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) vi + 96 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_cr.june2014.brooksetal]