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A Common Analytical Model for Resilience Measurement: Causal Framework and Methodological Options

Authors: 
Mark A. Constas,
Timothy R. Frankenberger,
John Hoddinott,
Nancy Mock,
Donato Romano,
Chris Bene,
Dan Maxwell
Organizational Authors: 
FAO,
WFP
Year Published: 
2014

Part of the FSIN Technical Series, this second paper takes a step forward by proposing a common analytical model that comprises six components upon which resilience measurement may be based. It also:

  • defines resilience capacity as a multi-dimensional, multi-level mediator of shocks and stressors;
  • identifies the points at which data should be collected;
  • highlights the need to collect data on initial states, shocks, subsequent (post-shock) states and contextual influences;
  • proposes how to construct resilience capacity measures using ten categories of indicators;
  • outlines the importantce of using multiple (quantitative and qualitative) methods and both objective and subjective indicators; and
  • describes estimation models that might be used to assess the impact of resilience.

Technical Series

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