Laying the foundations for measuring resilience

  • By Dave Wilson and Gil Yaron
  • 20/09/2016

Image credit: Aubrey Wade

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This impact evaluation is designed to answer the central evaluation question: To what extent has household resilience increased as a result of BRACED interventions? 

The impact evaluation uses quasi-experimental methods and focuses on three of the 15 consortia in Ethiopia, Niger and Myanmar, each with slightly different designs and metrics. After introducing more about BRACED and the scope and purpose of this paper, we describe each country-level impact evaluation in more detail.

While we are only at the stage of completing baseline studies, challenges faced in conceptualising and measuring resilience using quasi-experimental methods; developing appropriate indicators; and the practicalities of conducting such evaluations in challenging operating environments are highlighted. Baseline survey results from each project are further analysed and discussed in the context of laying foundations for detecting and quantifying changes in resilience as a result of project activities.

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