What Can HEA Do for You: Economic resilience measurement

Building poor households’ economic capacity to withstand shocks is crucial in Save the Children’s efforts to help children survive and stay in school, and to protect them from the damaging coping strategies that households may have to resort to in a crisis. HEA baselines offer a good starting point for measuring economic resilience because they provide a quantified summary of livelihood options disaggregated by livelihood zone and wealth group. We can measure resilience by seeing how total income after a typical hazard compares to the cost of maintaining the household’s livelihood – this provides us with a “household livelihood resilience score”. We can further see whether project interventions are likely to increase or decrease household resilience by modelling the impact of a typical hazard and incorporating project data on project-generated income, project costs and opportunity costs.

Published 2020-03-31

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2020
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pdf, 3p.
Our thematic areas
Food Security and Livelihoods

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Publisher
Publication year
2020
Format
pdf, 3p.
Our thematic areas
Food Security and Livelihoods