Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilience and Climate Change are all concepts which are mentioned within Chars Livelihoods Programme documents. The CLP addresses certain aspects of these issues and the programme is a clear example of how livelihood projects build up disaster resilience. This study attempts to measure the impact that CLP has had on the disaster resilience of communities.
The methodology for this study used a mixed methods approach. Quantitative data was collected using questionnaires and then a score card was created. Key Informant Interviews were then performed to collect qualitative data to understand the findings of the survey.
The results of the study showed that the communities where CLP had provided support packages to households had significantly greater disaster resilience than the control communities. It was found in the study that female participants of the survey scored less than the males before CLP support. However in the areas where households had received the CLP support package, females scored higher than their male counterparts.
Barrett, A.; Hannan, M.; Alam, Z.; Pritchard, M. Impact of the Chars Livelihoods Programme on the Disaster Resilience of Chars Communities. (2014) 53 pp.