A Comparative Overview of Resilience Measurement Frameworks: Analysing Indicators and Approaches.

Author:

Schipper, L. & Langston, L.

Editor:

First

Date:

2015

Region:

Theme:

Gender, Risk, and Resilience

Language:

English

Publisher:

ODI

Full Harvard Reference:

Schipper, L. & Langston, L. (2015). A Comparative Overview of Resilience Measurement Frameworks: Analysing Indicators and Approaches. ODI.

This working paper provides a summary in the field of resilience indicators. The paper firstly introduces the emergence of resilience as a concept in the disaster and climate change sphere. Following three key objectives: to examine the development of resilience indicators, the applicability of resilience indicators, and the limits of using indicators; the authors conducted a literature review and eight interviews with key informants. After initially examining 25 indicators, 16 were decided on and examined to form the body of this paper. To conclude, the authors argue that like sustainability, resilience is also necessary for intra-generational survival and development. To be completely affective, resilience indicators must be able to capture significant detail, particularly within DRR efforts.