RISK & RESILIENCE ASSESSMENTS
A risk and resilience assessment provides a means for practitioners to better understand the complex factors that influence resilience to shocks and stresses in a given context. This process is critical to developing and improving a theory for effecting change, upon which resilience-building strategies can be based.
Investing resources in resilience building requires earnest efforts in resilience measurement and analysis, and an indispensable component of resilience measurement is shock measurement. The second guidance note, GN 2 - Shocks Measurement, builds on the first by describing how to measure and analyze shocks and stresses.
The ability to develop strategies and programs that increase resilience requires robust measurement and analysis methods. The third note in the USAID Practical Guidance series - GN 3 Resilience Capacity Measurement - intends to provide new insights based on recent efforts to assess, analyze, monitor, and evaluate resilience.
This guidance note describes well-being outcomes and focuses on various quantitative and qualitative approaches to analyzing these three components of the resilience measurement framework.
Design and Planning for Resilience Monitoring and Evaluation at the Activity Level
This guidance note walks readers through the steps to be taken during the program cycle to plan for monitoring and evaluation – to better understand whether the resilience approach is contributing to households' and communities' ability to mitigate shocks and stresses.