Routes to resilience: lessons from monitoring BRACED

  • By Paula Silva Villanueva and Catherine Gould
  • 14/12/2016

Credit: Mikkel Ostergaard


To understand what works and what does not in building climate and disaster resilience, the BRACED Knowledge Manager is developing and testing a variety of resilience measurement and monitoring approaches. The BRACED Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) framework is designed to enable data collection and evidence generation to track, measure and understand the processes of change that lead to climate and disaster resilience.

Developing programme-level M&E frameworks for resilience-building programmes is a relatively new area of work, with limited experience to draw on. Reflection about the BRACED M&E framework is therefore a critical learning step for BRACED itself to improve M&E practice and evidence generation within the programme. It also provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to building the knowledge base on resilience monitoring and measurement for the wider community. We hope that the reflections shared in this paper will contribute to ongoing and future resilience-building programmes.

Each year, the BRACED project Implementing Partners and the Knowledge Manager’s Monitoring and Results Reporting team address the critical question: ‘How are BRACED projects contributing to building resilience?’ The answer has been captured in our companion synthesis report – ‘Routes to resilience: insights from BRACED year 1’. 


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