Resilience has emerged as a way to understand and address the increasing complexity and magnitude of risk in humanitarian and development contexts. Yet, the ability to develop strategies and programs that increase resilience requires robust measurement and analysis methods. The USAID Resilience Measurement Practical Guidance series intends to provide new insights based on recent efforts to assess, analyze, monitor, and evaluate resilience. The first guidance note in this series, Guidance Note 1 – Risk & Resilience Assessments, introduced resilience assessments and when, why and how to conduct them. The second, Guidance Note 2 – Measuring Shocks and Stresses, described how to measure and analyze shocks and stresses. Here, we describe how to measure resilience capacities.
Read more in the Resilience Measurement Practical Guidance Note Series. A series that synthesizes existing technical documents into pragmatic guidance to assist practitioners in integrating core aspects of resilience measurement into their program assessments, design, monitoring, evaluation, and learning. The series introduces key concepts and guides practitioners through the process of resilience measurement, from assessment to analysis.