This brief outlines a new methodology developed to investigate aspects of resilience in very poor urban contexts where economic assets are universally constrained. It was developed in response to requests from Save the Children to explore scope for adapting a rural food security monitoring tool, the Household Economy Approach (HEA), to urban contexts. The new methodology was applied in Niamey, Niger to a study examining the resilience of households in areas of the city subjected to flooding every rainy season. This brief presents the method, findings, and lessons learnt.
The brief is available in English and French.
This is an output from the Urban Africa: Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) programme
Boubacar S , Pelling M, Barcena A, Montandon R. (2017). Small disasters erode household resilience: the absorptive capacity of flood-prone households in Niamey, Niger, Urban ARK Policy Brief.
Boubacar S, Pelling, M., Barcena, A., and Montandon, R. (2017) Les petites catastrophes érodent la résilience des ménages : la capacité d’absorption des ménages en butte aux inondations à Niamey, Niger, Urban ARK Pollicy Brief.