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A Comparative Assessment of Resilience Measurement Approaches

dc.contributor.authorUpton, Joanna
dc.contributor.authorTennant, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorFlorella, Kathryn J.
dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Christopher B.
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T15:06:26Z
dc.date.available2021-12-23T15:06:26Z
dc.date.issued2021-09
dc.description.abstractAs development and humanitarian agencies increasingly advance the objective of 'building resilience', three resilience measurement methods have come into especially widespread use: the Resilience Indicators for Measurement and Analysis approach developed by FAO, the multi-dimensional index approach developed by TANGO International, and the probabilistic approach of Cissé and Barrett. We compare performance across those three methods using nationally representative panel data from Ethiopia and Niger. We find that the three measures exhibit significantly different distributions and orderings among households, and they vary significantly in the households they identify as resilient or least resilient. All three measures exhibit only modest out-of-sample predictive accuracy, generating many false negatives and false positives relative to the food security outcome measure whose resilience they are meant to reflect. It remains unclear what these measures capture and what value they add beyond more established wellbeing measures such as the food consumption score or real expenditures. Significant room exists for improvement in resilience measurement to better guide and evaluate development resilience interventions.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/110700
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectEthiopiaen_US
dc.subjectFactor Analysisen_US
dc.subjectFood Securityen_US
dc.subjectNigeren_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectPredictive Performanceen_US
dc.subjectRisken_US
dc.subjectTargetingen_US
dc.titleA Comparative Assessment of Resilience Measurement Approachesen_US
dc.typereporten_US
schema.accessibilityHazardnoneen_US

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