The prominence of the resilience narrative in international development
contexts has led to a drive to justify spending on resilience-related
interventions. This resource deals with the thorny issue of how to
measure resilience. It presents bite-size chunks of information and
signposts to other material that explores the following themes:
- What are the challenges associated with trying to measure resilience?
- What resilience measurement frameworks exist and how useful are they?
- What have we learnt from programmes that have attempted to measure
- How can we monitor and evaluate resilience interventions?
- What is the evidence on reducing adverse livelihood impacts from
shocks and stresses?
- Is early action cost effective?
This resource is part of a series of inter-related resources
synthesising knowledge on Resilience. It can be
read in conjunction with the introductory resource What is
Resilience?, and the more detailed resources on
Risk Management and Financing and Social
Protection and Climate Resilience. The
Glossary and list of Acronyms will also assist readers in understanding the
terminology used throughout this resource and the other resources in the
Sturgess, P.; DFID. Measuring Resilience. Evidence on Demand, UK (2016) 51 pp. [DOI: 10.12774/eod_tg.may2016.sturgess2]