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Making the most of resilience

Béné, Christophe and Newsham, Andrew and Davies, Mark (2013) 'Making the most of resilience.' IDS In Focus Policy Briefings (32). Falmer, Sussex: Institute of development studies.

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Abstract

Resilience is currently a hot topic with interest gaining rapidly in the development community, prompting, calls for more integration between humanitarian and longer-term development interventions. This growing interest offers a real opportunity for designing and implementing more effective forms of intervention. Many challenges however, lay ahead and operationalising resilience is not necessarily an easy task. In this briefing we explore how policy makers can make the most of resilience. This includes: defining the concept to make it more relevant to a wider range of development practitioners; building on the concept’s strengths but also recognising its weaknesses and; addressing these weaknesses by complementing resilience with other relevant concepts.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: resilience, adaptation, social protection, disaster risk reductiion, poverty
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > School of Finance and Management > Centre for Development, Environment and Policy (CeDEP)
Copyright Statement: this In Focus Policy Briefing was written by Christophe Béné, Andy Newsham and Mark Davies as part of the adaptive social Protection programme funded by DfiD. it was edited by Ya’el Azgad and Clare Gorman. the opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of IDS. Readers are encouraged to quote and reproduce material from issues of In Focus Policy Briefings in their own publication. in return, IDs requests due acknowledgement and quotes to be referenced as above.
Depositing User: Andrew Newsham
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 16:52
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18033

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